DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart

Posted by on June 21, 2018 3:20 pm
Categories: health

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer cells. This is the first such synthetic enzyme to outperform its natural counterpart — and it does so by three orders of magnitude.

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