Biochemistry: Synthesis of an Enzyme

Man prides himself upon his growing mastery over nature, but in the ultimate biochemical analysis nature remains the master of man. With their most sophisticated laboratory glassware and corrosive reagents, scientists can set off any one of a few thousand bio chemical reactions in an hour or two, but they need to generate unnaturally high temperatures to do the job. Nature can instantly produce millions, or possibly billions, of such reactions at normal body temperature. The agents that effect such biological miracles are enzymes, commonly referred to as "nature's catalysts."...

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