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Engineered Enzymes

  1. Ben M Dunn

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003896



How to Cite

Dunn, B. M. 2005. Engineered Enzymes. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainsville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


The term ‘engineered enzymes’ encompasses the process of creating new proteins through manipulation of the DNA of the gene encoding the protein. The engineered gene is translated into protein through expression in a suitable cellular system.


  • site-specific mutagenesis;
  • protein expression;
  • recombinant enzymes;
  • active site interaction;
  • protein structure–function