protein engineering(redirected from Engineering proteins)
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protein engineeringthe deliberate design and production of PROTEINS with desired properties by direct chemical synthesis and modification, or by GENETIC ENGINEERING from SYNTHETIC GENES or modified DNA sequences. For example, PROTEASES have been engineered to be more effective when used in biological washing powders.
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