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Review emphasizes the power of simple physical models for complex protein machines
The function of protein machines in biological cells is so complex that even supercomputers cannot predict their cycles at atomic detail. (2019-06-25)
Gold adds the shine of reversible assembly to protein cages
An international team including researchers from the University of Tsukuba has shown the reversible self-assembly of protein cages using gold ions to direct the process. (2019-06-18)
Adequate protein intake associates with lower risk of frailty
Adequate intake of protein is associated with a reduced risk of frailty and prefrailty in older women, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-06-18)
Cell division at high speed
When two proteins work together, this worsens the prognosis for lung cancer patients: their chances of survival are particularly poor in this case. (2019-06-18)
NUS researchers uncovers promising cancer target for liposarcoma
A study conducted by a team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed a close association between liposarcoma (LPS), a type of cancer that develops from fat cells, and the bromodomain and extraterminal (BET) protein family. (2019-06-03)
Scientists engineer unique 'glowing' protein
Biophysicists from MIPT and their colleagues from France and Germany have created a new fluorescent protein. (2019-05-30)
Study reveals structure of a 'master switch' controlling cell division
Unregulated cell division is a hallmark of cancer, and one of the key proteins involved in controlling cell division is called FoxM1. (2019-05-28)
Dissolving protein traffic jam at the entrance of mitochondria
Researchers from Freiburg discovered a novel mechanism that ensures obstacle-free protein traffic into the powerhouse of the cell. (2019-05-23)
BU researchers discover a new beneficial function of an ancient protein
Cell boundaries are made of lipids. When cells are severely damaged, these lipids need to be rapidly removed to avoid toxicity and facilitate tissue healing. (2019-05-21)
New method simplifies the search for protein receptor complexes, speeding drug development
A a new method of assessing the actions of medicines by matching them to their unique protein receptors has the potential to greatly accelerate drug development and diminish the number of drug trials that fail during clinical trials. (2019-05-20)
Tumor-suppressing protein may be novel target in PAH therapy
In addition to suppressing tumors, the protein tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) may play a role in preventing or treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (2019-05-19)
Researchers block protein that plays a key role in Alzheimer's disease
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. (2019-05-15)
Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies
Scientists have discovered how stem cells can develop resistance against viruses, a finding that could aid the development of stem cell therapies. (2019-05-14)
Researchers create 'impossible' nano-sized protein cages with the help of gold
Researchers from an international collaboration have succeeded in creating a 'protein cage' -- a nanoscale structure that could be used to deliver drugs to specific places of the body -- that can be readily assembled and disassembled but that is also extremely durable, withstanding boiling and other extreme conditions. (2019-05-08)
Soy protein lowers cholesterol, study suggests
With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to remove soy from its list of heart healthy foods, researchers at St. (2019-05-06)
Researchers find protein that suppresses muscle repair in mice
Researchers report that a protein known to be important to protein synthesis also influences muscle regeneration and regrowth in an unexpected manner. (2019-05-06)
A simple solution to a complex problem
Freiburg researchers use a novel approach to identify a transport protein in mycobacteria. (2019-04-29)
Screening for genes to improve protein production in yeast
By silencing genes, researchers have managed to increase protein production in yeast significantly. (2019-04-26)
Lifetime flu vaccine?
Another year, another flu vaccine because so far scientists haven't managed to make a vaccine that protects against all strains of flu. (2019-04-26)
Blood cancer's Achilles' heel opens door for new treatments
New findings about an aggressive form of leukemia could aid the development of novel drugs to treat the condition. (2019-04-25)
Experts provide new guidelines to athletes on protein intake
A review led by a sports scientist at the University of Stirling has set out new international guidelines for protein intake in track and field athletes. (2019-04-12)
Diet rich in animal protein is associated with a greater risk of death
A diet rich in animal protein and meat in particular is not good for the health, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland finds, providing further backing for earlier research evidence. (2019-04-10)
New electron microscopy technique limits membrane destruction
Researchers at Purdue University have created an electron microscopy technique termed 'cryoAPEX' that accurately tracks membrane proteins in a well-preserved cell. (2019-04-10)
Discovery of a restriction factor for hepatitis B virus
Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection that can lead to acute or chronic conditions. (2019-04-08)
These molecules could trap viruses inside a cell
Viruses are often used as vehicles for delivery in gene therapy because they're engineered not to damage the cell once they get there, but neglecting to consider how the virus will exit the cell could have consequences. (2019-04-08)
Identifying a key player in gut defense development
Scientists have identified a protein critical to the immune system development and antibody production in mice, which could contribute to understanding the gut defense mechanism in infants. (2019-04-07)
How good are protein disorder prediction programs actually?
Until now it was difficult to answer this question, as a good benchmark for testing these bioinformatics programs was lacking. (2019-04-05)
Noncoding DNA drives the convergent loss of flight in flightless birds
Tucked away in the noncoding regions of bird DNA, researchers have discovered molecular roots of the loss of flight seen in so many disparate paleognathous birds. (2019-04-04)
About TFE: Old and new findings
The fluorinated alcohol 2,2,2-Trifluoroethanol (TFE) has been implemented for many decades now in conformational studies of proteins and peptides. (2019-04-04)
Insects in freezing regions have a protein that acts like antifreeze
The power to align water molecules is usually held by ice, which affects nearby water and encourages it to join the ice layer. (2019-04-02)
Programmable 'Legos' of DNA and protein building blocks create novel 3D cages
The central goal of nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on an atomic or molecular scale, especially to build microscopic devices or structures. (2019-04-02)
Traffic jam in the cell: How are proteins assigned to specific transporters?
Special carriers ensure that proteins are transported to where they are needed in the cell. (2019-04-01)
Rejuvenation of aging cells helps to cure osteoarthritis through gene therapy
Recently, scientists from the Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Peking University and the Institute of Biophysics of CAS, found a protein factor, CBX4, safeguarded hMSCs against cellular senescence through the regulation of nucleolar architecture and function. (2019-03-27)
Human protein produced in CHO-cells can save donor blood
Researchers from DTU Biosustain have successfully produced mammalian cell lines (CHO) that can produce 1.2 g/L recombinant Alpha-1-antitrypsin proteins with human glycosylation profiles. (2019-03-27)
Protein 'spat out' by cancer cells promotes tumor growth
Prostate cancer cells change the behavior of other cells around them, including normal cells, by 'spitting out' a protein from their nucleus, new research has found. (2019-03-26)
Function decoded: Protein influences growth processes and hormonal signalling
The working group under Junior Professor Dr. Mathias Beller from the Institute of Mathematical Modelling of Biological Systems at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf has analyzed the function of a lipid droplet-associated protein. (2019-03-26)
BridgIT, a new tool for orphan and novel enzyme reactions
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed an online tool that can accurately assign genes and proteins to unknown 'orphan' reactions, which are a major headache for biotechnology, drug development, and even medicine. (2019-03-26)
FSU researchers discover a novel protein degradation pathway
A Florida State University research team how a type of protein that is embedded in the inner nuclear membrane clears out of the system once it has served its purpose. (2019-03-12)
Key genetic component may be linked to more aggressive cases of inflammatory bowel disease
A comprehensive analysis involving 14 different groups of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients and 1,800 intestinal biopsies has pinpointed a key genetic component linked to more aggressive cases of the condition. (2019-03-06)
Research identifies mechanism that helps plants fight bacterial infection
A team led by a plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a regulatory, genetic mechanism in plants that could help fight bacterial infection. (2019-02-28)
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