Researchers characterize molecular scissors for plastic waste

A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria and together with a second enzyme -- PETase -- is able to break down the widely used plastic PET into its basic building blocks. This 3D structure already allowed the researchers to produce a MHETase variant with optimized activity in order to use it, together with PETase, for a sustainable recycling of PET.

Researchers characterize molecular scissors for plastic waste

A research team from the University of Greifswald and Helmholtz-Zentrum-Berlin (HZB) has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria, ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Phys.org

'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste

A research team has solved the molecular structure of the enzyme MHETase at BESSY II. MHETase was discovered in bacteria and together with a second enzyme -- PETase -- is able to break down ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from ScienceDaily

'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste, Fri 12 Apr 19 from Eurekalert

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