Biodegradable polymer can now be made utilizing the bacterial enzyme as per a examine on the American Chemical Society (ACS) Central Science.
Some of the ample biopolymers on earth is polysaccharides (strings of sugars) that would ultimately substitute some plastics with their versatile and environmental-friendly properties.
‘Scientists have recognized a beforehand unknown bacterial enzyme that may make a brand new biodegradable molecule (polysaccharide), which may very well be helpful for drug supply, tissue engineering, and different biomedical functions.
The brand new polysaccharide is discovered to be just like the biopolymer chitin. The examine crew used genomic information and activity-based screening, to determine a glycoside phosphorylase enzyme from micro organism referred to as Acholeplasma laidlawii (frequent contaminant of laboratory cell cultures).
The crew additional expressed and purified the brand new enzyme, which they named acholetin. The brand new enzyme has wide-ranging potential as a brand new kind of biocompatible, biodegradable materials.