Archive: 12/15/2008

Work with fungus uncovering keys to DNA methylation

Researchers in a University of Oregon lab have shed more light on the mechanism that regulates DNA methylation, a fundamental biological process in which a methyl group is attached to DNA, the genetic material in cells of ...

Dec 15, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Multiple axons and actions with PSD-95

Nitric oxide gets neurons together. And it seems to do it backward. Work by Nikonenko et al. suggests that a protein called PSD-95 prompts nitric oxide release from postsynaptic dendritic spines, prompting ...

Dec 15, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 0