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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. How does an enzyme reduce the free-energy barrier for a chemical transformation? The authors have reviewed the progression of hypothetical answers to this question and identified a common feature of the various rationales--namely, the requirement for conformational flexibility within the enzyme and substrates. They also discuss how Masgrau et al. examined the importance of dynamics for catalysis by the enzyme aromatic amine dehydrogenase in the oxidation of tryptamine.

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      Chemistry,hydrogen tunneling,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722030901377T,catalysis,conformational changes

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