Re: Error Condition Re: Not all enzymes are proteins

son of pps (
Mon, 15 Jan 1996 20:23:04 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 15 Jan 1996, Iddo Friedberg wrote:

> A minor correction to the introductory material on proteins: not all
> enzymes are proteins. There are ribozymes: RNA enzymes.

We thought about mentioning the releatively recent discovery of these
"exceptions to the rule", but thought it might be too distracting at this
stage, as we were trying to provide a generalized overview, to introduce
the topic to those who might come from a totally non-biological background.
(e.g. "whats RNA?"). The subject will of course be raised later on in

Still, point taken- we can amend the wording of that sentence- what do the
rest of you think?

> I sent this to this list, because there is no list yet (which I know of)
> which deals with revealed course material, in general. How about it?

To discuss the course material, we will use the pps96-proteins and
pps96-bioinformatics lists, depending on the subject; and also plenty of
topics raised in the syllabus will be discussed in pps-technical.
These lists are all currently operational.

Anyway, thanks for raising this issue.

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