The 3-dimensional structure of carbon-phosphorus lyase

Our longtime collaborator Bjarne Hove-Jensen was part of a team from Aarhus University and Cambridge that succeeded in solving the X-ray crystal structure of CP-lyase, a multi-protein complex weighing in at 240 kDa! This is a feat on par with solving the structure of the ribosome or fatty acid synthase. This is an astonishing enzyme system that allows bacteria to extract phosphate from phosphonates, and is so prevalent in the environment that it contributes to global cycling of phosphorus and carbon. Well done Bjarne!

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