Friday, July 27, 2012
Modeling of New Enzymes Helps Develop Therapies for Cocaine Abuse
Researchers from the University of Kentucky have designed and discovered a series of highly efficient enzymes that effectively metabolize cocaine. These high-activity cocaine-metabolizing enzymes could potentially prevent cocaine from producing physiological effects, and could aid in the treatment of drug dependency. The results of this study by Chang-Guo Zhan et al are published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.
posted by SCIENCE NEWS at 5:08 AM