News tagged with biological functions

Unspooling DNA from nucleosomal disks

The tight wrapping of genomic DNA around nucleosomes in the cell nucleus makes it unavailable for gene expression. A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich now describes a mechanism that allows chromosomal ...

dateMay 23, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Under the hood of the ribosome

(Phys.org) —We all know—generally speaking—how a car works: The gas pedal makes it go, the break pedal makes it stop, and the steering wheel determines its course. But pop open the hood and you'll find ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Putting malaria on the SHELPH

Experts have disabled a unique member of the signalling proteins which are essential for the development of the malaria parasite. They have produced a mutant lacking the ancient bacterial Shewanella-like protein phosphatase ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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