News tagged with toxic proteins

Protein aggregates save cells during aging

As an organism ages, a gradual loss of cellular protein quality control occurs. This results in the increased production of toxic protein clumps, so-called aggregates. Using a comprehensive approach, researchers in the teams ...

dateMay 08, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chemists recruit anthrax to deliver cancer drugs

Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked that delivery system ...

dateSep 25, 2014 in Biochemistry
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