News tagged with natural products

Key player in cell metabolism identified

Researchers from the Genomic Instability and Cancer Laboratory at Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have identified a key role for EXD2 in protein production in the mitochondria, the cellular organelles ...

dateJan 16, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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New active ingredients from the toolbox

Microorganisms often produce natural products in a step-by-step manner similar to an assembly line. Examples of such enzymes are non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS). Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt have now ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Antibiotic discovery in the abyss

Combining the innovations of synthetic biology with robotic environmental sampling, a team of University of Bristol researchers are travelling to some of the most 'extreme' environments on Earth, including Atlantic depths ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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