News tagged with sugar

Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Consequences of drought stress on biofuels

Plant-derived sustainable fuel sources could contribute to near-term U.S. energy security and independence. However, weather conditions could greatly affect crop yields. In this study, researchers examined the effect of weather ...

dateSep 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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More inflexible than imagined

Oligosaccharides – chains of sugar building blocks – are essential for biological cells. Scientists had thought that these molecules were freely mobile, but an international research team has now shown that such sugar ...

dateAug 25, 2017 in Biochemistry
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