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Peters, John

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    Research interests: Enzyme Structure and Mechanism; Hydrogen Metabolism and Nitrogen Fixation in Thermal Environments. "Our primary interests are structure/function relationships in metal-containing proteins. A variety of approaches including x-ray diffraction techniques are used to probe aspects of the mechanism of a number of interesting bioconversions. In these studies three-dimensional structures serve as a basis for understanding the molecular mechanisms of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Our current areas of active research are hydrogen metabolism, nitrogen metabolism, carbon dioxide fixation, metal reduction, and biodegradation of aliphatic ketones and epoxides. Our Thermal Biology related research is focused on the isolation and characterization of complex metal-containing enzymes from microorganisms existing in the thermal environments in Yellowstone National Park. The current thrust of this research is the identification and characterization of enzymes involved nitrogen metabolism, hydrogen metabolism, and metal reduction. In addition to this research we are initiating work to develop model systems for the study of aspects of enzyme thermal adaptation with a particular emphasis on adaptation occurring at the level of protein structure."
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    Associate Professor
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    Director, Thermal Biology Institute
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