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Predicting a protein's behavior from its appearance
Researchers at EPFL have developed a new way to predict a protein's interactions with other proteins and biomolecules, and its biochemical activity, merely by observing its surface. (2019-12-09)
Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson's disease
Chaperone proteins in human cells dynamically interact with the protein α-Synuclein, which is strongly associated with Parkinson's disease. (2019-12-04)
Brain diseases with molecular diversity
Parkinson's and multisystem atrophy (MSA) - both of them neurodegenerative diseases - are associated with the accumulation of alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. (2019-12-04)
Study reveals dynamics of crucial immune system proteins
Of the many marvels of the human immune system, the processing of antigens by the class I proteins of the major histocompatability complex (MHC-I) is among the most mind-boggling. (2019-12-03)
Discovery of an unusual protein
Scientists from Bremen discover an unusual protein playing a significant role in the Earth's nitrogen cycle. (2019-12-02)
Biophysics: Pattern formation on the cheap
Many cellular processes involve patterned distributions of proteins. Scientists have identified the minimal set of elements required for the autonomous formation of one such pattern, thus enabling the basic phenomenology to be explored. (2019-12-02)
The molecule that can AUTAC bad proteins
Tohoku University researchers have developed a strategy that could help cells get rid of disease-related debris. (2019-11-27)
Unraveling gene expression
EPFL chemists have uncovered the first steps in the process of gene expression by showing how the protein Rap1 pries open the tightly wound, compacted structure of DNA in the cell to gain access to specific genes. (2019-11-21)
Inflammatory processes drive progression of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases
Inflammation drives the progression of neurodegenerative brain diseases and plays a major role in the accumulation of tau proteins within neurons. (2019-11-20)
Scientists close in on malaria vaccine
Scientists have taken another big step forward towards developing a vaccine that's effective against the most severe forms of malaria. (2019-11-14)
Scientists spearhead 'major step forward' for malaria vaccine
Researchers have narrowed down the malaria proteins and disease-fighting antibodies that could be used to develop a vaccine against the most severe forms of malaria. (2019-11-13)
Sugar-coating proteins can help understand brain disease
Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the University's School of Life Sciences, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. (2019-11-07)
Solution of the high-resolution crystal structure of stress proteins from Staphylococcus
One of the main factors favoring a microorganism's survival in extreme conditions is preserving ribosomes -- a macromolecular complex comprising RNA and proteins (2019-11-06)
Dynamics of silk proteins are key to outstanding stability of spider silk as biomaterial
Scientists from the universities of Mainz and Würzburg in Germany discovered that methionine is highly abundant in some spider silk proteins. (2019-11-04)
New approach uses light to stabilize proteins for study
Researchers report they have developed a new technique that uses light to control the lifetime of a protein inside the cell. (2019-11-04)
Discovery of 'cellular bike couriers' clue to disease spreading
A previously unknown component of our cells that delivers proteins like a bike courier in heavy traffic could shed light on the mechanisms that allow cells to spread in diseases such as cancer. (2019-10-31)
AI reveals nature of RNA-protein interactions
A deep learning tool could help in structure-based drug discovery. (2019-10-30)
Argonaute proteins help fine-tune gene expression
A protein, with a name reminiscent of legendary Greek sailors, has an unexpected role inside the human nucleus. (2019-10-28)
Brown and white body fat speak different languages
Most adults have two types of body fat: white and brown. (2019-10-25)
Dynamic images show rhomboid protease in action
Rhomboid proteases are clinically relevant membrane proteins that play a key role in various diseases. (2019-10-25)
Broadly protective antibodies could lead to better flu treatments and vaccines
A newly-identified set of three antibodies could lead to better treatments and vaccines against influenza, according to a paper published in Science. (2019-10-25)
Sensing sweetness on a molecular level
Whether it's chocolate cake or pasta sauce, the sensation of sweetness plays a major role in the human diet and the perception of other flavors. (2019-10-23)
Biologists build proteins that avoid crosstalk with existing molecules
An MIT study sheds light on how cells prevent crosstalk between signaling proteins, and also shows that there remains a huge number of possible protein interactions that cells have not used for signaling. (2019-10-23)
Scientists discovered mechanisms that protect tapeworms from being digested by their host
A team of scientists from Tyumen together with colleagues found and described previously unknown tapeworm proteins that suppress the activity of trypsin and efficiently protect the parasites from being digested inside a host's intestinal tract. (2019-10-22)
Single mutation dramatically changes structure and function of bacteria's transporter proteins
Swapping a single amino acid in a simple bacterial protein changes its structure and function, revealing the effects of complex gene evolution, finds a new study published in the journal eLife. (2019-10-22)
New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins
The new method developed at TU Graz and the University of Vienna is leading to a better understanding of natural protein modifications and improved protein therapeutics. (2019-10-15)
Synaptic function closely tied to overall need for sleep, regardless of day or night
The natural need for sleep and the brain's synaptic function are closely linked, according to a pair of studies in mice, which suggest that sleep deprivation may also deprive the brain of key proteins required for synaptic activities including plasticity. (2019-10-10)
Tuberculosis: New insights into the pathogen
Researchers at the University of Würzburg and the Spanish Cancer Research Centre have gained new insights into the pathogen that causes tuberculosis. (2019-10-09)
Study reveals limitations of method for determining protein structure
A new study by chemists at the University of Arkansas shows that X-ray crystallography, the standard method for determining the structure of proteins, can provide inaccurate information about membrane proteins, which in turn could lead to poor and inefficient drug design. (2019-10-08)
Influenza evolution patterns change with time, complicating vaccine design
Skoltech scientists discovered new patterns in the evolution of the influenza virus. (2019-10-08)
Impact of exosomal HIV-1 Tat expression on the human cellular proteome
The researcher's previous work has demonstrated that exosomal formulations of Tat can reverse HIV-1 latency in primary CD4+ T lymphocytes isolated from long term antiretroviral treated individuals suggesting a potential role for Tat as a therapeutic HIV-1 Latency Reversal Agent. (2019-10-04)
First video of viruses assembling
For the first time, researchers have captured images of the formation of individual viruses, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly. (2019-10-04)
Technique can image individual proteins within synapses
Researchers at MIT and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have devised a new way to rapidly image synaptic proteins at high resolution. (2019-09-26)
Spider silk: A malleable protein provides reinforcement
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have discovered that spider silk contains an exceptional protein. (2019-09-26)
New insight as to how cells maintain their identity
In the body's cells, some proteins are of vital importance as to which genes are active or turned off. (2019-09-20)
Quality control in cells
A protective protein that detects newly-made incomplete protein chains in higher cells is found to have a relative in bacteria. (2019-09-19)
Instant messaging in proteins discovered
Proteins are essential for every living cell and responsible for many fundamental processes. (2019-09-19)
Researchers find way to study proteins moving (relatively) slowly
Proteins keep our organs functioning, egulate our cells and are the targets for medications that treat a number of diseases, including cancers and neurological diseases. (2019-09-18)
How nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron
New research reveals how nitrogen-fixing bacteria sense iron - an essential but deadly micronutrient. (2019-09-17)
A Matter of concentration
Researchers are studying how proteins regulate the stem cells of plants. (2019-09-17)
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