News tagged with enzyme protein

Making blood-sucking deadly for mosquitoes

Inhibiting a molecular process cells use to direct proteins to their proper destinations causes more than 90 percent of affected mosquitoes to die within 48 hours of blood feeding, a UA team of biochemists ...

Jul 18, 2011
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Science, such a sweet mystery

I have been teaching and doing research at the university level for more than 40 years, which means that for more than four decades, I have been participating in a deception - benevolent and well intentioned, to be sure, ...

Aug 17, 2012
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New software dramatically speeds enzyme design

A Duke University-led team has brought powerful software to the never-ending arms race between antibiotics and germs. Working together, computer scientists and biochemists have developed and laboratory-tested a computer program ...

Feb 16, 2009
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Protein engineers create new biocatalysts

Protein engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have tapped into a hidden talent of one of nature's most versatile catalysts. The enzyme cytochrome P450 is nature's premier oxidation catalyst—a protein ...

Dec 20, 2012
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How to separate a sheep from its flock

(PhysOrg.com) -- When the signaling proteins known as kinases stop working, the results can be dramatic. Glitches in the enzymes can trigger diabetes, impair immune function, or drive the spread of cancers, ...

Apr 04, 2011
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