Tag: "catalysis" at medical news
New Chemistry Approach Promises Less Expensive Drugs
... helpful enantiomer -- a process called asymmetric catalysis
-- they are often expensive, capricious and difficult to work with. "That is one reason why for several years our lab has been looking for catalysts based on organic molecules rather than metals," MacMillan said. "Organic catalysts are generally in...
"Dynamic Energy Landscape" of enzyme in Catalysis
...t intermediate state, facilitating the progress of catalysis
by aiding the movement of ligands (molecules that bind to one chemical entity to form a larger complex) on and off the enzyme. "These findings contrast with the traditional 'induced fit' hypothesis," Wright said. "One of the tenets of that hypothes...
Heart disease and strokes connected to a motor protein mechanism
...icle, "Disorder-order folding transitions underlie catalysis
in the helicase motor of SecA." Identifying the way this motor protein works is significant because it may lead to the development of new pharmacological therapies which can target and kill the bacteria to prevent or minimize damage to the heart musc...