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  • Team finds new way to attach lipids to proteins, streamlining drug development

    Illinois biochemistry professor Satish Nair and his colleagues found a way to use a microbial enzyme to efficiently transform proteins by adding lipid (fat) molecules to them.

    Illinois biochemistry professor Satish Nair and his colleagues found a way to use a microbial enzyme to efficiently transform proteins by adding lipid (fat) molecules to them.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Satish Nair, call 217-333-0641; email s-nair@life.illinois.edu.

    The paper “Molecular basis for the broad substrate selectivity of a peptide prenyltransferase” is available at the link below, and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1609869113