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JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Inteins

A Minireview series coordinated by Associate Editor Norma M. Allewell



May 23, 2014 — Intein-mediated protein splicing raises questions and creates opportunities in many scientific areas. Evolutionary biologists question whether inteins are primordial enzymes or simply selfish elements, while biochemists seek to understand how inteins work. Synthetic chemists exploit inteins in the semisynthesis of proteins with or without non-ribosomal modifications, while biotechnologists use modified inteins in an ever-increasing variety of applications. The four minreviews in this series explore these themes.

Read all of the articles in this minireview series here.