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Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport

Exchange of iodide (iodine ions) between bloodstream and cells is crucial for the health of several organs and its malfunctioning is linked to goiter, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, breast cancer, and gastric cancer. Researchers ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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How enzymes communicate

The enzymes nitric oxide (NO) synthase (NOS1) and protein kinase C (PKC) play an important role in a variety of signal transfer processes in neurons of the brain, as well as in many cell types of other organs. Together with ...

dateMay 18, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Closing the gate to mitochondria

Eukaryotic cells contain thousands of proteins, which are distributed to different cellular compartments with specific functions. A German-Swiss team of scientists led by Prof. Dr. Bettina Warscheid from the University of ...

dateMay 09, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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