Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Enzymes & Evolution

Common Hour on March 24 (Thursday) offers an opportunity to attend a presentation given by renowned molecular biologist Dr. Leo Pezzementi. This Provost's Forum will examine the evolution of two enzymes, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), which have important physiological roles. Dr. Pezzementi will also discuss a possible transitional enzyme which has characteristics of both AChE and BuChE and will explore its importance in vertebrates. Biology students familiar with AChE and BuChE will perhaps learn something new, and students of other disciplines will hopefully find this presentation accessible and entertaining.

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