For the first time, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a catalytic antibody with an efficiency and mechanism equal to that of a natural enzyme essential to life. According to Richard Lerner, M.D., TSRI President and the study's author, "We have simulated an important enzyme via an antibody, while broadening its specificity. In addition, this will be the first commercially available catalytic antibody." The scientists believe that it will have numerous applications in industrial synthesis, including the synthesis of some of the most important anticancer compounds.
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