The TaCo pathway, developed by a research team from our department of Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism, is a synthetic photorespiratory bypass that opens up new possibilities for CO2 fixation and the production of value-added compounds.
How do bacteria communicate with human inflammatory cells? This topic is the center of the new LOEWE focus "Diffusible Signals" (Impact of diffusible signals at human cell-microbe interfaces).
Complex protein structures can persist in nature over evolutionary periods even if they have no function. The reason for this is a universal mechanism that, like a ratchet, prevents them from slipping back into earlier states. Group leader Dr. Georg Hochberg is the first author of a study that has now been published in the latest issue of the journal "Nature".