News tagged with enzyme protein

Proteins prove their metal

(PhysOrg.com) -- The word 'metal' conjures up images of machines and heavy industry but metals are also intimately involved in the biological processes that regulate our bodies and underpin new energy technologies.

dateJul 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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When cancer cells can't let go

Like a climber scaling a rock face, a migrating cancer cell has to keep a tight grip on the surface but also let go at the right moment to move ahead. Chan et al. reveal that the focal adhesion kinase (FAK) ...

dateApr 13, 2009 in Cancer
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Synthetic enzymes could help ID proteins

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a rare metal that's not utilized by nature, Rice University chemists have created a synthetic enzyme that could help unlock the identities of thousands of difficult-to-study proteins, including many ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Fluorescent compounds make tumors glow

A series of novel imaging agents could light up tumors as they begin to form - before they turn deadly - and signal their transition to aggressive cancers.

dateApr 29, 2010 in Cancer
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