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BIOCHEMISTRY: Through a Mirror, Differently

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Enzyme-catalyzed reactions are typically stereospecific, affecting only one of a given pair of mirror-image isomers. This arises from a close fit between substrate molecules and the binding surfaces of proteins. But some enzymes do not conform to this expectation.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Review, Diagram
Audience Level: Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16

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Authors and Editors: Jonathan A. Sheps of Cancer Genetics and Developmental Biology, British Columbia Cancer Agency
Publisher: AAAS
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