News tagged with yeast protein

Protein complex prevents genome instability

An international collaboration between Osaka University and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage that can lead to ...

dateJan 19, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Prions can pass on beneficial traits, study finds

Prion proteins, best known as the agents of deadly brain disorders like mad cow disease, can help yeast survive hard times and pass the advantageous traits down to their offspring, according to a new study by researchers ...

dateOct 03, 2016 in Biochemistry
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In defence of pathogenic proteins

Protein deposits in cells, such as those associated with diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, can also be beneficial—at least for yeast cells, as biochemists at ETH Zurich have discovered. The researchers found a ...

dateJan 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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