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The article delves into specific applications of protein engineering, spotlighting the engineering of superoxide dismutase—a vital enzyme responsible for catalyzing the conversion of superoxide radicals into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. By employing advanced tools and techniques, protein engineers have been able to manipulate and enhance the function of enzymes and therapeutic proteins, paving the way for innovative diagnostic methods, targeted biotherapeutics, and efficient biocatalysts. In essence, this review comprehensively outlines the diverse and impactful applications of protein engineering, shedding light on its potential to reshape the future of medicine and biotechnology.

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The field of protein engineering, despite being relatively young, has made significant strides in revolutionizing pharmaceuticals and enzyme industries. The ability to design proteins from scratch has opened up promising avenues in diagnostics, biotherapeutics, and biocatalysts. This article emphasizes key advancements in the realm of protein engineering, highlighting several pivotal technologies shaping the landscape.


The innovations in this field have immensely impacted current protein therapeutics, enhancing their efficacy and specificity. Additionally, the strategic design of protein scaffolds has emerged as a crucial technique, facilitating the development of next-generation antibodies and enabling the transplantation of active sites within enzymes.

Nancy Nancy
Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, India

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This page is a summary of: Protein Engineering, a Robust Tool to Engineer Novel Functions in Protein, Protein and Peptide Letters, July 2023, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/0929866530666230519122612.
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