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SARS-CoV-2 or nCOVID19: Why Breathing issues

What is nCOVID-19? The nCOVID-19 (Coronavirus disease of 2019) is part of a versatile family of viruses known as coronaviruses. The name coronavirus comes from the crown-like spikes on their surface. (Note: The virus is not related with Corona beer) Later renamed as “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2,” or SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on […]

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Settling for Average: A Natural Choice for Enzyme

Textbooks often describe enzymes are highly efficient, have high rate of reaction, and much superior to that of a chemical catalyst. But how fast is it possible for an enzyme-catalyzed reaction to proceed? Is there any limit to the rate acceleration achievable by enzymes? The answer is yes, there is a certain upper limit to […]

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A Bioinformatics View on How Corona Virus Binds to the Host Receptor

A Bioinformatics View on How Corona Virus Binds to the Host Receptor Dr. Abhijit Kayal Senior Scientist, Quantumzyme In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2, emerged in Wuhan, China, and led to a rapidly spreading outbreak of coronavirus disease which is designated as COVID-19 by World Health Organisation (WHO).The coronavirusCOVID-19 is affecting 210 countries and territories. […]

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Biological Catalyst: A Paradigm Shift

In the mid-1980s, there was a significant public concern on the huge amount of chemical waste generated by chemical and pharmaceutical industries. A paradigm shift was clearly needed from this traditional approach by the chemical industry with respect to the generation of hazardous and toxic waste. There was an immediate focus on cleaner chemistry, resource […]

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GO GREEN & CLEAN: Harnessing the beauty of enzymes for industrial applications

Enzymes are bio-catalysts that help in accomplishing chemical reactions at benign conditions; not requiring toxic chemicals or elevated temperature and pressure conditions. Enzymes are made up of a combination of 20 naturally occurring amino-acids connected to each other like beads on a necklace. Indeed, our human body has about 75000 enzymes, which aid in metabolism […]