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Brookhaven Lab Collaboration Determines The Atomic Structure Of A Key Enzyme Called A "Biological Blowtorch"

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March 16, 2000
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Brookhaven National Laboratory
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A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has determined the atomic structure of a key enzyme that performs several important chemical jobs in the body, including synthesizing estrogen and detoxifying chemicals as they enter the body. In addition, the enzyme may have medical and commercial applications in cancer therapy, in reducing pollution in industrial waste streams, and in manufacturing epoxies.

UPTON, NY - A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has determined the atomic structure of a key enzyme that performs several important chemical jobs in the body, including synthesizing estrogen and detoxifying chemicals as they enter the body. In addition, the enzyme may have medical and commercial applications in cancer therapy, in reducing pollution in industrial waste streams, and in manufacturing epoxies.


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Brookhaven National Laboratory. (2000, March 16). Brookhaven Lab Collaboration Determines The Atomic Structure Of A Key Enzyme Called A "Biological Blowtorch". ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000316070325.htm
Brookhaven National Laboratory. "Brookhaven Lab Collaboration Determines The Atomic Structure Of A Key Enzyme Called A "Biological Blowtorch"." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000316070325.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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