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Friday, December 18, 2015

Researchers from La Trobe University and The University of Queensland have taken an important step towards the holy grail of making cheaper and better medicines using plants rather than existing industrial processes. With the support of ARC funding and supervised by ARC Laureate Fellow Professor David Craik, the team has identified and produced the key enzyme that can turn small proteins known as linear peptides into more robust, chemically stable circular ones—making the peptides a leading candidate for future pharmaceutical drug design.

 Media issued by La Trobe University.

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