Structure of the Catalytic Domain of the Class I Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthase from Cupriavidus necator.

@article{Wittenborn2016StructureOT,
  title={Structure of the Catalytic Domain of the Class I Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthase from Cupriavidus necator.},
  author={Elizabeth C Wittenborn and Marco Jost and Yifeng Wei and JoAnne Stubbe and Catherine L Drennan},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2016},
  volume={291 48},
  pages={25264-25277}
}
Polyhydroxybutyrate synthase (PhaC) catalyzes the polymerization of 3-(R)-hydroxybutyryl-coenzyme A as a means of carbon storage in many bacteria. The resulting polymers can be used to make biodegradable materials with properties similar to those of thermoplastics and are an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics. A full biochemical and mechanistic understanding of this process has been hindered in part by a lack of structural information on PhaC. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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