News tagged with signal transduction

Feeding caterpillars make leaves shine

When a plant is attacked by herbivores, this triggers a number of physiological responses in the plant. Calcium ions are important messengers for the processing of wound signals in plant cells. They regulate ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Cell: Protein folding via charge zippers

Membrane proteins are the "molecular machines" in biological cell envelopes. They control diverse processes, such as the transport of molecules across the lipid membrane, signal transduction, and photosynthesis. ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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How the 'Quarter' Horse won the rodeo

American Quarter Horses are renowned for their speed, agility, and calm disposition. Consequently over four million Quarter horses are used as working horses on ranches, as show horses or at rodeos. New research ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Steroids control gas exchange in plants

Plants leaves are sealed with a gas-tight wax layer to prevent water loss. Plants breathe through microscopic pores called stomata (Greek for mouths) on the surfaces of leaves. Over 40% of the carbon dioxide, CO2, in the ...

dateFeb 05, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Developing a library of cancer proteins

Ten years after the first human genome was sequenced, science is about to reach a new milestone. Researchers are now turning their attention to the products which use genes as instructions for their assembly: ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Cancer
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