Proteins

A Mechanism By Which Cells Build 'mini-muscles' Underneath Their Nucleus Identified

Research has uncovered how motor protein myosin, which is responsible for contraction of skeletal muscles, functions also in non-muscle cells to build contractile structures at the inner face of the cell membrane. This is the first time when such...
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High Fat Diets May Over-activate Destructive Heart Disease Protein

Consumption of a high fat diet may be activating a response in the heart that is causing destructive growth and lead to greater risk of heart attacks, according to new research.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Medical Research

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Future Of Immunotherapy Could Be 'off-the-shelf' Treatments

Scientists argue that emerging protein-based immunotherapies could lead to highly effective 'off-the-shelf' cancer treatments for more patients.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Velcro-like Cellular Proteins Key To Tissue Strength

Where do bodily tissues get their strength? New University of Colorado Boulder research provides important new clues to this long-standing mystery, identifying how specialized proteins called cadherins join forces to make cells stick—and stay...
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Identification Of A Protective Protein That Reduces The Severity Of Covid-19

Researchers have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with COVID-19. Using drugs that boost OAS1 levels could be explored to try to...
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Protein Kinases Significantly Contribute To The Immunodeficiency In Hiv Patients

A new study indicates that protein kinases, which initiate the process that erodes the body's immunity, significantly contribute to the immunodeficiency in HIV patients. Drugs that block these protein kinases may offer a solution to treating HIV...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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Searching For Novel Targets For New Antibiotics

Ribosome formation is viewed as a promising potential target for new antibacterial agents. Researchers have gained new insights into this multifaceted process. The formation of ribosomal components involves multiple helper proteins which, much like...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Staying In The Shade: How Cells Use Molecular Motors To Avoid Bright Light

Single-celled algae and animal sperm cells are widely separated in evolution but both swim in the same way, by waving their protruding hairs, called cilia or flagella. Motion is driven by molecular motors, complex assemblies of proteins that exert a...

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Vegetable Proteins Replace Petroleum-based Raw Materials

Just like cellulose, lignin and fats, proteins are renewable raw materials. Their potential for the chemical industry remains largely untapped. Research teams at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are collaborating...

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Mim-trnaseq: A Method That Accurately Measures The Abundance And Modification Status Of Different...

Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) deliver specific amino acids to ribosomes during translation of messenger RNA into proteins. The abundance of tRNAs can therefore have a profound impact on cell physiology, but measuring the amount of each tRNA in cells has...
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New Insights Into An Ancient Protein Complex

Cells rely on membranes to protect themselves from the outside world. But cell membranes can't be fully closed because nutrients and other molecules have to be able to pass through. To achieve this, cell membranes have many types of channels and...

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Signal Transduction Without Signal: Receptor Clusters Can Direct Cell Movement

Whether we smell, taste or see, or when adrenaline rushes through our veins, all of these signals are received by our cells via a specific group of receptor proteins called G protein-coupled receptors, which transmit signals to the inside of the...

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How Does The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Compare To Other Coronavirus Vaccines? 4 Questions...

The adenovirus vector vaccine is safe because the adenovirus can’t replicate in human cells or cause disease, and the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can’t cause COVID–19 without the rest of the coronavirus.
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Measuring The Trna World

Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) deliver specific amino acids to ribosomes during translation of messenger RNA into proteins. The abundance of tRNAs can therefore have a profound impact on cell physiology, but measuring the amount of each tRNA in cells has...
Related topics: Genetics

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Signal Transduction Without Signal-receptor Clusters Can Direct Cell Movement

Body cells communicate with each other, receive signals from the outside world and react to them. A central role in this communication network is attributed to receiver proteins, called receptors, that are anchored at the cell membrane. There, they...

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Transporter Protein Regulates Root Gravitropism In Arabidopsis

In a finding that could be used to improve the nutrient uptake of crops, a RIKEN-led team has identified a transporter protein that is involved in the tendency of plant roots to grow downwards in response to gravity, a phenomenon known as root...

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Why Some Coronavirus Strains Are More Infectious Than Others

The coronaviruses that cause SARS and COVID-19 have spike proteins that move into 'active' and 'inactive' positions. New research indicates how those molecular movements may make the COVID-19 virus more infectious compared to the SARS virus.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Virology

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Researchers Use Machine Learning To Identify Autism Blood Biomarkers

Using machine learning tools to analyze hundreds of proteins, researchers have identified a group of biomarkers in blood that could lead to an earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and, in turn, more effective therapies...
Related topics: Medical Research, Autism

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'miracle Poison' For Novel Therapeutics

Researchers demonstrate they can engineer botulinum toxin proteins (called proteases) to find new targets with high selectivity, a critical advance toward potential new treatments for everything from neuroregeneration to cytokine storm.
Related topics: Medical Research, Botox

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Super-resolution Rna Imaging In Live Cells

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is key to various fundamental biological processes. It transfers genetic information, translates it into proteins or supports gene regulation. To achieve a more detailed understanding of the precise functions it performs,...
Related topics: Genetics

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