Structures and function of the amino acid polymerase cyanophycin synthetase

August 12th, 2021 by Itai Sharon

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 12 August 2021; doi:10.1038/s41589-021-00854-y

Structures of three cyanophycin synthetases reveal how the constituent glutathione synthetase and muramyl ligase-like domains cooperate to make cyanophycin, a poly-aspartate chain with arginine residues attached to the sidechains by isopeptide bonds.
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