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Enzyme

Enzyme of the enzyme TIM , surrounded by the space-filling model of the protein. TIM is an extremely efficient enzyme involved in the process that converts sugar s to energy in the body. Enzymes are protein s that catalyze (i.e. accelerate ) chemical reaction s. In enzymatic reactions, the molec more

Slate industry in Wales

Slate industry in Wales , Wales, about 1910. The slate industry in Wales began during the Roman period when slate was used to roof the fort at Segontium , now Caernarfon . The slate industry grew slowly until the early 18th century, then expanded rapidly until the late 19th century, at which t more

Exosome complex

Exosome complex below. The exosome complex (or PM/Scl complex, often just called the exosome) is a multi-protein complex , capable of degrading various types of RNA s. Exosome complexes can be found in both eukaryotic cells and archaea , while in bacteria a simpler complex called the degradosom more

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole , c. 1681, below. Elias Ashmole (23 May 1617 – 18 May 1692 ), the celebrated English antiquary , was a politician , officer of arms , student of astrology and alchemy , and an early speculative Freemason . He supported the royalist side during the English Civil War , and at the more

DNA repair

DNA repair DNA repair refers to a collection of processes by which a cell identifies and corrects damage to the DNA molecules that encode its genome . In human cells, both normal metabolic activities and environmental factors such as UV light can cause DNA damage, resulting in as many as 1 mil more

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