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Protein Engineering of Carboxyl Esterases by Rational Design and Directed Evolution

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In the past few years a considerable number of mutagenesis methods and high-throughput screening (HTS) systems have been developed and improved. In parallel, computer programs or software packages for molecular modeling have been further investigated. Thus, the number of examples for successful directed evolution and rational design is increasing constantly. In this review the essential mutagenesis methods and HTS systems, especially for esterases, are described and various examples for the application of these protein engineering tools are provided.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2009

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.

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