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Amino acids in nectar enhance butterfly fecundity: A long awaited link
Recent experiments have shown that butterflies actually prefer nectars with a high amino acid content. (2005-02-15)
Body building supplement could be bad for the brain
L-norvaline is an ingredient widely used in body building supplements and is promoted as a compound that can boost workouts and aid recovery. (2019-02-06)
Conserved amino acids play both structural and mechanistic roles in sandwich-like protein
A study of azurin has shown that amino acids in this sandwich-like protein are there to stabilize the structure and also to speed up the protein-folding process. (2005-03-07)
Not all muscle building supplements are equal
Popular muscle building supplements, known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are ineffective when taken in isolation, according to new research from the University of Stirling. (2017-07-14)
Quantum chemistry solves mystery why there are these 20 amino acids in the genetic code
Using quantum chemical methods, a team of researchers led by Dr. (2018-02-01)
Folding biomolecule model shows how form dictates function
Proteins are fundamental macromolecules for life, with a diversity of functions. (2017-09-13)
AgriLife scientist: Functional amino acids regulate key metabolic pathways
Functional amino acids play a critical role in the development of both animals and humans, according to a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. (2010-11-19)
Genetic code 2.0
The creation of synthetic proteins plays an important role in science. (2010-06-30)
High-altitude weight loss may have an evolutionary advantage
Weight loss at high altitudes -- something universally experienced by climbers and people who move to higher terrain -- may not be a detrimental effect, but rather is likely an evolutionarily-programmed adaptation, according to a new article in BioEssays. (2014-06-16)
Bacteria get new badge as planet's detoxifier
A study published recently in PLOS ONE authored by Dr. (2014-04-03)
New torula yeast product as digestible as fish meal in weanling pig diets
Starting weanling pigs off with the right diet can make all the difference for the health and productivity of the animal. (2020-02-21)
Method Eases Making Amino Acids Critical In Medicinal Chemistry
The synthesis of both left- and right-handed versions of alpha-, beta- and gamma-amino acids is the latest application of a chemical methodology developed at the University of Illinois (1997-05-02)
Researchers determine digestibility of blood products as feed in weanling pigs
Because weanling pigs do not tolerate great quantities of soybean meal in the diet, alternative sources of protein must be used. (2013-09-05)
Printed biochips
Peptide arrays are powerful tools for developing new medical substances as well as for diagnosis and therapy techniques. (2008-05-29)
Discovery of biomarkers for the prognosis of chronic kidney disease
Currently, there is no effective method to predict the prognosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. (2016-07-28)
Starving pancreatic cancer cells: Scientists identify potential pancreatic cancer target
Researchers have found that a protein called SLC6A14 is overexpressed by several fold in pancreatic tumors taken from patients and in cancerous pancreatic cells lines compared with normal pancreatic tissue or normal pancreatic cells. (2016-10-17)
Researchers look at lower-cost alternative protein source for pig diets
Threonine is an indispensable amino acid, which is often provided in supplement form in swine diets. (2015-06-11)
The sound of proteins
Biologists have converted protein sequences into classical music in an attempt to help vision-impaired scientists and boost the popularity of genomic biology. (2007-05-03)
Wheat coproducts vary in protein digestibility when fed to pigs
Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two coproducts of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock. (2017-06-19)
New Software Improves Accuracy Of Amino Acid Sequence Identification
Researchers at Ohio University have developed computer software that identifies sequences of amino acids in proteins more accurately than current identification software programs. (1997-02-11)
Cellular pathway could provide evidence of how cancer and obesity are linked
University of Alberta researcher Richard Lamb is on his way to understanding the correlation between cancer and obesity and it's a good example of how the scientific process works. (2010-03-15)
Extraterrestrial enigma: missing amino acids in meteorites
Amino acids have been found in interstellar clouds and in meteorites - but with some enigmatic omissions and tantalizing similarities to life on Earth. (2003-11-03)
Brain cells that control appetite identified for first time
Dieting could be revolutionized, thanks to the groundbreaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite. (2017-09-27)
Coming soon -- Protein synthesis without amino acids?
In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Chinese researchers report convenient method that is similar to olefin polymerization and uses inexpensive imines and CO as starting materials instead of amino acids. (2007-07-19)
Abnormal branched-chain amino acid breakdown may raise diabetes risk
A new study suggests that the irregular metabolism of branched-chain amino acids -- components of proteins found in many foods -- may be partially to blame for progression to type 2 diabetes. (2018-07-05)
Replacing soybean meal in pig diets
Canola, cottonseed, and sunflower products can replace soybean meal in diets fed to pigs, but they contain less protein and energy. (2013-02-28)
How do cells sense glutamine and control their autophagy and activation?
Scientists at Osaka University clarified that the Pib2 complex directly bound to glutamine in yeast cells, which activated a signaling pathway for cell growth by suspending autophagy. (2018-05-01)
Origin of life insight: peptides can form without amino acids
Peptides, one of the fundamental building blocks of life, can be formed from the primitive precursors of amino acids under conditions similar to those expected on the primordial Earth, finds a new UCL study published in Nature. (2019-07-10)
Quality control is vital for the energy production of cells
Researchers have uncovered a mitochondrial error-correction mechanism, which is vital for the construction of the mitochondrial respiratory chain and the energy production of cells. (2017-12-11)
Discovery demystifies origin of life phenomenon
Biomolecules, if large enough (several nanometers) and with an electrical charge, will seek their own type with which to form large assemblies. (2015-03-11)
'Bilingual' molecule connects two basic codes for life
'Much like a translator enables communication between two people from different regions of the world, we envision that our bilingual molecule will enable us to mediate new forms of communications between nucleic acids and proteins in the cellular environment,' says Jennifer Heemstra, associate professor of chemistry at Emory University. (2020-01-09)
High-protein canola meal beneficial for growing pigs
A new study at the University of Illinois has determined that high-protein canola meal could prove to be a valuable ingredient in swine diets. (2016-02-29)
MIT researchers unravel bacteria communication pathways
MIT researchers have figured out how bacteria ensure that they respond correctly to hundreds of incoming signals from their environment. (2008-06-12)
Unfolding 'nature's origami'
Sometimes known as (2009-03-02)
Rotational motion detected in gates controlling nerve impulses
Scientists who performed the first direct measurement of voltage-induced distance changes in ion channels -- critical components of the nervous system -- have reached a surprising conclusion. (2000-02-01)
Repetitive motion speeds nanoparticle uptake
Newly published research by Rice University chemists and North Carolina State University toxicologists finds that repetitive movement can speed the uptake of nanoparticles through the skin. (2007-01-04)
Scripps Research Institute scientists discover a better way to make unnatural amino acids
Chemists at the Scripps Research Institute have devised a greatly improved technique for making amino acids not found in nature. (2014-03-13)
Rotational motion detected in gates controlling nerve impulses
Scientists who performed the first direct measurement of voltage-induced distance changes in ion channels -- critical components of the nervous system -- have reached a surprising conclusion. (1999-12-15)
More asteroids could have made life's ingredients
A wider range of asteroids were capable of creating the kind of amino acids used by life on Earth, according to new NASA research. (2011-01-18)
New non-hormonal hot flash treatment set for clinical trial
A novel non-estrogen-based therapy for hot flashes will be tested for effectiveness in a clinical trial conducted by researchers at the University at Buffalo that is set to begin in February. (2005-01-31)
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