Staphylococcal nuclease | 2023 | brass, acrylic | 26 x 14 x 14 cm

Staphylococcal nuclease is a monomeric Ca++ dependent enzyme of 149 amino acids that cleaves either DNA or RNA substrates. It is used for relatively non-specific cleavage of nucleic acids in molecular biology, and has been an important model system for the study of protein folding.