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Making sense of misfolded proteins

The endoplasmic reticulum of cells provides a pivotal quality-control system that eliminates improperly folded, or misfolded, glycoproteins, such as antibodies and hormones. The UDP-glucose:glycoprotein glycotransferase ...

Oct 03, 2012
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Fighting Parkinson's with carbon nanoparticles

One of the problems affecting the human nervous system is dopamine deficiency. But testing of dopamine concentration is costly and requires sophisticated equipment not available in a doctor's office. Enter ...

Nov 29, 2011
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New salts for chemical soups

Organozinc reagents are an important class of organometallic compounds with a wide range of applications. German chemists have developed a novel route for the synthesis of so-called organozinc pivalates in a stable powdered ...

Aug 29, 2011
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