New molecule from herb discovered, potential for drug development

20 octubre 2014

A new molecule that can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein – has been discovered by researchers. Only three other known molecules have been discovered to be able to perform this function, which is an important process in the development of new drugs. The new molecule is able to do the same process 10,000 times faster than the other three and “cleanly” without leaving any residue behind, scientists report.