News tagged with protein synthesis

'Birth control' for centrioles

Like DNA, centrioles need to duplicate only once per cell cycle. Rogers et al. uncover a long-sought mechanism that limits centriole copying, showing that it depends on the timely demolition of a protein that spurs the organelles' ...

dateJan 26, 2009 in
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'Fishy' clue helps establish how proteins evolve

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three billion years ago, a "new" amino acid was added to the alphabet of 20 that commonly make up proteins in organisms today. Now researchers at Yale and the University of Tokyo have demonstrated how this ...

dateJan 27, 2009 in
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New insights for a therapeutic approach in glioblastoma

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have identified a new and important molecular player in glioblastoma. The amount of the MNK1 kinase is not only dramatically increased ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Cancer
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