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2VHS: Cathsilicatein, A Chimera
Chem. Commun. (Camb. ) (2008) 15 p.1765-1767
Cathepsin L mutants with the ability to condense silica from solution have been generated and a 1.5 A crystal structure of one of these chimeras allows us to rationalise the catalytic mechanism of silicic acid condensation.