How special is the biochemical function of native proteins?

@article{Skolnick2016HowSI,
  title={How special is the biochemical function of native proteins?},
  author={Jeffrey Skolnick and Mu Gao and Hongyi Zhou},
  journal={F1000Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={5}
}
Native proteins perform an amazing variety of biochemical functions, including enzymatic catalysis, and can engage in protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions that are essential for life. A key question is how special are these functional properties of proteins. Are they extremely rare, or are they an intrinsic feature? Comparison to the properties of… CONTINUE READING