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Therien Lab Solving Protein Design Puzzle One Chomp at a Time

The Therien Lab, teamed with chemists at UC San Francisco, have created a synthetic protein that tightly binds a non-biological catalyst, a type of molecule called porphyrin that is capable of stealing electrons from other molecules when it absorbs light.  Read more about how the “protein gator” chomps porphyrin cofactors in the Nature Chemistry article available here.