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Using bacteria mechanism to create bonds

By Damir Beciri
One Comment26 February 2012

pnas-oxford-university-spytag-spycatcher-1Researchers from the University of Oxford managed to create a bio-inspired superglue with unmatched performance by engineering an unusual protein from Streptococcus pyogenes – a type of bacteria that can cause mild infections as well as some life-threatening diseases. The modified protein enables sticking molecules, proteins or enzymes together to build new structures on the… »