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Fatty acid elongation by ELOVL condensing enzymes depends on a histidine nucleophile

Authors
  • Blacklock, Brenda J.1
  • 1 Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA , Indianapolis (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Publisher
Springer Nature
Publication Date
Jun 10, 2021
Volume
28
Issue
6
Pages
462–464
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s41594-021-00609-2
Source
Springer Nature
Disciplines
  • news-and-views
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Abstract

The first crystal structure of a membrane-bound fatty acid elongase condensing enzyme, human ELOVL7, reveals a new reaction mechanism.

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