News tagged with cell nucleus

New route to leukemia uncovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have discovered a completely new route by which leukaemia develops, according to research published in Nature this weekend.

Sep 28, 2009
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Lipid involved with gene regulation uncovered

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a new role for the bioactive lipid messenger, sphingosine-1-phosphate, or S1P, that is abundant in our blood - a finding that could lead to a ...

Sep 04, 2009
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Evolutionarily preserved mechanism governs use of genes

Researchers at Uppsala University have found that the protein coding parts of a gene are packed in special nucleosomes. The same type of packaging is found in the roundworm C elegans, which is a primeval relative of humans ...

Aug 18, 2009
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Study reveals a reprogrammed role for the androgen receptor

The androgen receptor - a protein ignition switch for prostate cancer cell growth and division - is a master of adaptability. When drug therapy deprives the receptor of androgen hormones, thereby halting cell proliferation, ...

Jul 27, 2009
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STAT3 protein found to play a key role in cancer

A protein called STAT3 has been found to play a fundamental role in converting normal cells to cancerous cells, according to a new study led by David E. Levy, Ph.D., professor of pathology and microbiology at NYU Langone ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Pushmi-pullyu of B-cell development discovered

James Hagman, Ph.D., professor of immunology at National Jewish Health and his colleagues have identified two "molecular motors" that work in opposing directions to control the development of B cells in the immune system.

Jun 25, 2009
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