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    A study by chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and his colleagues describes the unusual mechanism by which a newly described enzyme breaks a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

    A study by chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and his colleagues describes the unusual mechanism by which a newly described enzyme breaks a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

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      A study by chemistry professor Wilfred van der Donk and his colleagues describes the unusual mechanism by which a newly described enzyme breaks a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

      Photo by Don Hamerman

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      University of Illinois microbiology professor William Metcalf and his colleagues seek new uses for phosphonates and phosphinates found in microbial genomes.

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      University of Illinois biochemistry professor Satish Nair is on the team that produced the first crystallographic structure of the enzyme HEPD, which can cleave a non-activated carbon-carbon bond in a single step.

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