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Defective protein is a double hit for ataxia

The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5) damages nerve cells in two ways. University of Minnesota researchers now report that the defective protein responsible for the disease cuts the number of ...

dateApr 05, 2010 in Medical research
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RNA on the move

In the fruit fly Drosophila, oskar mRNA, which is involved in defining the animal’s body axes, is produced in the nuclei of nurse cells neighbouring the oocyte, and must be transported to the oocyte and along its entire ...

dateNov 26, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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