News tagged with er proteins

Biosensors: Hormonal attractions

Estrogen receptor (ER) proteins play a major role in controlling the transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA in cells. Understanding how ER proteins interact with specific DNA regulatory ...

dateMar 28, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Unearthing a pathway to brain damage

Neuroscientists have long suspected that abnormal calcium signaling and accumulation of misfolded proteins cause an intracellular membrane-bound organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to trigger the ...

dateFeb 25, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Obesity: Reviving the promise of leptin

(PhysOrg.com) -- The discovery more than a decade ago of leptin, an appetite-suppressing hormone secreted by fat tissue, generated headlines and great hopes for an effective treatment for obesity. But hopes ...

dateJan 06, 2009 in
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