The Structure and Function of Enzyme 42

Emily Burrows


In the video game Subnautica, Enzyme 42 is an enzyme produced by the Sea Emperor Leviathan. It is able to destroy the Kharaa bacterium, a disease-causing pathogen. The structure of an enzyme is often specific to its function. This paper unites the function of Enzyme 42 with a hypothetical structure, based on both its purpose in Subnautica, and real enzymes with similar functions.


Computer Game; Biology; Protein Structure; Subnautica

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