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Exclusion of water from enzyme active sites is achieved readily and docu- mented amply in the literature. The exploitation of protein dynamics to equalise energy states and shorten tunnelling distance is, however, less well appreciated but nevertheless pivotal. At the end of the last century the Enzymology takes a quantum leap forward 41 ‘Lock and Key’ mechanism propounded by Emil Fischer – in which the enzyme accommodates a specific substrate like a lock does a key – opened the door to our understanding of enzyme catalysis. This has evolved to take account of protein motion in the ‘Induced Fit’ model of catalysis in which the enzyme has one conformation in the absence, and another conforma- tion in the presence, of substrate. The induced fit model of catalysis recog- nises preferred complementarity to the transition state and has provided a conceptual framework for transition state theory. Now, moving into the new Millennium, our understanding has progressed yet further by high- lighting the role of (i) protein dynamics and (ii) quantum tunnelling in enzyme catalysis. Thus, the rules underpinning our design and understand- ing of enzymes have changed significantly. Important areas where these rules apply include enzyme redesign, the production of catalytic antibod- ies, design of enzyme inhibitors (drugs and pesticides), enzymatic fine chemical synthesis and use of enzymes in bulk processing (e. Enzyme redesign strategies currently attempt to reduce the activation energy (i. Here, an animal’s immune system is exposed to a transition state analogue, thus inducing antibodies with surface complementarity to the transition state. Although in principle this is an elegant approach to producing novel catalysts, in practice it is usual for catalytic antibodies to have poor catalytic rates. These studies imply that knowledge of the transition state alone is not suf- ficient to develop a good catalyst. Insight into additional factors required for efficient catalysis has come from recent work. An important determi- nant of catalytic efficiency is the role of protein dynamics. The structural plasticity of protein molecules is important in driving both classical and quantum mechanical transfers. As we have seen, in quantum mechanical transfers distortion of the enzyme molecule transiently compresses barrier width and equalises reactant and product energy states. In contrast to clas- sical models of catalysis, for vibrationally driven ground state tunnelling maximum complementarity with the ground state should be sought. Additionally, the exclusion of water will reduce the mass of the transferred particle (thus increasing tunnelling probability). The challenge will there- fore be to incorporate these new aspects into programmes of rational enzyme redesign and to provide a unified theory for enzyme catalysed reac- tions. Over the past century, our understanding of catalysis has been based 42 M. SCRUTTON primarily on static pictures of enzymes and enzyme-ligand complexes. As we start the new millennium, our quest for a better understanding will be driven by an appreciation of a role for protein dynamics – both experimen- tal and computational – in driving enzyme-catalysed reactions. The future will thus witness a flurry of activity directed at understanding the role of quantum mechanics and protein motion in enzyme action. Goodman Department of Chemistry, Cambridge University, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB21EW, UK Making molecules has been important to human society from prehistoric times. The extraction of tin and lead from their ores has been possible for thousands of years. 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