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October 11, 2008

Computer Simulation Uncovers Evidence of Biological Evolution

Two researchers at Florida State University simulated the activity of an enzyme known as IMPDH and observed that the enzyme followed two different pathways for delivering catalytic agents to biological cells.  "Why would an enzyme have two pathways dedicated to the same task? Yang and his colleagues believe that the slower pathway is an evolutionary vestige left over from an ancient enzyme that evolved over eons into modern-day IMPDH."

Posted by Robert at October 11, 2008 9:51 PM
category: Miscellaneous

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