Electrical Microengineering of Redox Enzymes
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
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Enzymes made of electrically insulating proteins were made electron conducting through incorporation of electron relaying redox centers. The redox centers were covalently bound to amino acids of proteins, particularly to lysine amines, 1,2 or to peripheral oligosaccharides of glycoproteins, of enzymes. When peripherally bound, the redox functions were attached to the end of flexible spacer chains, that were long enough to allow deep penetration of the redox functions into the protein shell.
- Organic Chemistry