In using directed evolution, the team made small random changes to the natural enzyme's chemical architecture and then tested resulting mutant enzymes for their ability to break down nerve agents.
What does DE stand for?
DE stands for Directed Evolution
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We have 54 other meanings of DE in our Acronym Attic
- Differential Equation(s)
- Digital Electronics
- Digital Empire
- Digital Enclosure
- Digital Encoder
- Digital Engineering
- Digital Environment
- Digital Exploitation
- Diplôme d'Etat (French: state diploma)
- Directed Energy
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He subsequently received a Human Frontiers Science Program Fellowship to study the directed evolution of proteins with Andreas Pluckthun of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
The first 12 journals in the new initiative include Annals of General Hospital Psychiatry, Cancer Cell International, Cardiovascular Diabetology, Directed Evolution, Filarial Infections, International Journal of Equity in Health, Kineto-plastid Biology & Disease, The Malaria Journal, Microbial Cell Factories, Natural Negatives, The Nutrition Journal and Proteome Science.
A new and exciting--if financially risky--area of biotech, directed evolution goes a step beyond celebrated genomics companies like Celera, Incyte and Millennium by altering natural DNA and creating novel gene products it is hoped will improve on what nature created slowly and randomly over 3 billion years.
5,824,514 The term Directed Evolution highlights its analogy with the process of natural selection.