Entries by Steven Smith

Moonlighting NAD+ Malate Dehydrogenase is Essential for Chloroplast Biogenesis

Some proteins are put to work in more than one job, in a form of evolutionary improvization. They are often described as “moonlighting” proteins, referring to the practice of people taking a second job, typically after dark, to help pay the bills.  A classic example of a moonlighting protein is the enzyme lactate dehydrogenase, which […]