Organic packaging to protect enzymes

As soon as you take medication, your body is already working on removing it from your body. According to UT Ph.D. student Robin Klem, encapsulins—a kind of hollow protein ball—have the potential to protect enzymes and other proteins that are used as medicines until they reach their destination. For his Ph.D. research, Robin studied the properties of encapsulins and their interactions with cells. He succeeded in packaging the ASNase enzyme where the enzyme remained active. Continue reading at Physorg