Enzymes perform very specific functions and require little energy which is why biocatalysts are also of interest to the chemical industry. The study was published in the journal Nature Reviews Chemistry.
Professor Thomas Happe and Associate Professor Anja Hemschemeier from the Photobiotechnology workgroup at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have provided a summary on what is known about the mechanisms of enzymes in nature.
Moreover, the authors outline to future vision: artificial biocatalysts that are not protein-based, as they usually are in nature, but which are rather made from DNA. The article was published on 17 August 2018.