It only takes one mutation: A strategically placed single mutation in a non-enzymatic protein scaffold produced AlleyCat, a small, allosterically regulated catalyst of Kemp elimination. In only seven rounds of directed evolution the enzymatic efficiency of the original 74 amino acid residue catalyst was improved more than 220-fold to achieve a kcat value higher than that of catalytic antibodies for the same reaction, still preserving allosteric regulation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)|
|State||Published - Jun 10 2013|
- enzyme catalysis
- protein design
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