Enzyme describes a broad spectrum of biocatalysts that carry out nearly all of the molecular chemistry necessary for life. Most enzymes are single or multi-subunit proteins that recognize a single substrate, and reduce the activation-energy necessary to convert that substrate into a specific product.
Enzymes are particularly useful tools in the molecular biologist’s tool kit. They are widely used in both genomics and proteomics research.
Many different classes of enzymes are used to manipulate genetic sequences. E.g. restriction endonucleases cleave DNA at a specified sequence, polymerases amplify a double stranded nucleotide sequence, and ligases join nucleotide sequences together. Recently, engineered restriction nucleases like Cas9 have gathered significant research interest, as they may be used for targeted excision and replacement of genomic DNA –allowing a simple method for “on-the-fly” editing of a specific gene. We offer a wide variety of enzymes, restriction enzymes, polymerases and more products for different applications. For questions regarding our product portfolio, please contact our customer service via chat, phone, or email.