News tagged with enzyme protein

A new glow for electron microscopy

The glowing green molecule known as green fluorescent protein (GFP) has revolutionized molecular biology. When GFP is attached to a particular protein inside a cell, scientists can easily identify and locate ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Spotlight on dynamic operation of enzymes

Our world is unique in that living organisms can undergo complex chemical reactions quickly and precisely, and sequence them together. But how can proteins integral to life effectively hasten these reactions? ...

dateJun 15, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Viruses are sneakier than we thought

Viruses are molecular marauders, plundering cells for the resources they need to multiply. Of central importance for viruses is the ability to commandeer cellular gene expression machinery. Several human herpesviruses put ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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A question of gene silencing

When investigating cancer cells, researchers discovered numerous peculiarities: Particular RNA molecules are present in large numbers, particular genes are overactive. Do these characteristics have a relation to cancer? Do ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Biotechnology
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