News tagged with protein synthesis

How proteins find their way on chromosomes

A research team at Uppsala University has managed to clarify how proteins that regulate the activity of genes quickly find their way on chromosomes among millions of possible binding sites. The study also confirms a more ...

Jun 25, 2012
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Scientists crack mystery of protein's dual function

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have solved a 10-year-old mystery of how a single protein from an ancient family of enzymes can have two completely distinct roles in the body. In addition to providing guidance ...

Dec 13, 2009
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New protein key for cell proliferation identified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at McGill University have identified a protein that plays a key role in cell proliferation and is likely to promote cancer development. The work may lead to the development of new diagnostic tools ...

Dec 14, 2009
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Key protein in cellular respiration discovered

Many diseases derive from problems with cellular respiration, the process through which cells extract energy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new function ...

Apr 08, 2009
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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 ...

Mar 18, 2011
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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 ...

Jan 27, 2009
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