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A collection of articles in Biochemistry, the study of the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules, and of their functions and transformations during life processes

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Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat
A team of researchers has found that insulin resistance in skeletal muscle leads to alterations in energy storage that set the stage for the metabolic syndrome.

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.50

Immune Cells Kill Foes By Disrupting Mitochondria Two Ways
When killer T cells of the immune system encounter virus-infected or cancer cells, they unload a lethal mix of toxic proteins that trigger the target cells to self-destruct.

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.50

Natural Chemical From Sea Sponges Induces Death In Cancer Cells Via Unusual Pathway
A chemical called candidaspongiolide (CAN) inhibits protein synthesis but also kills cancer cells by triggering caspase 12-dependent programmed cell death

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.71

Supercomputer Explores Biochemical Landscape To Find Memory Switches
Switches are a part of daily life, from snoozing your alarm, turning on the coffee maker, firing up your car engine, and so on until we turn off the lights at night.

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.33

Identifying Abnormal Protein Levels In Diabetic Retinopathy
Researchers are reporting an advance in bridging huge gaps in medical knowledge about the biochemical changes that occur inside the eyes of individuals with diabetic retinopathy

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Study Shows Metabolic Strategy Of Stressed Cell
Investigators have mapped out many of the dynamic genetic and biochemical changes that make up a cell's response to a shortage of a molecule called Coenzyme A

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 2.00

One protein, two channels: Scientists explain mechanism in aquaporins
Using computer simulations and experimental results, researchers have identified a key component of the gating mechanism in aquaporins that controls both the passage of water and the conduction of ions.

Date: 11 Sep 2008, Rating: 1.00

Electron Transport System
The electron transport system occurs in the cristae of the mitochondria, where a series of cytochromes (cell pigments) and coenzymes exist.

Date: 9 Jun 2008, Rating: 3.33

Parathyroid hormone, kidney disease, evidence and guidelines
Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is released from the parathyroid glands predominantly as an 84 amino-acid peptide (PTH (1--84)).

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.86, 3 pages

CSF bilirubin-spectrophotometry or direct measurement?
It is of vital importance not tomiss the diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH).

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.20

Chemical Screening Center at UCSC will search for new drugs
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will shift their search for potential drugs into high gear on September 21, when a new Chemical Screening Center opens for business.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00

Tracing The Pathways Of Neurofibromatosis: Researchers Find Genetic Flaw Starts Biochemical Domino Effect
Michael Stern's latest research into the formation of neurofibromatosis tumors reads something like a federal racketeering indictment

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Cure For Congenital Inability To Smell An Odor
New discoveries about the biochemical basis of the majority of cases of the congenital inability to smell any odor

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00

Technology Reveals 'Lock And Key' Proteins Behind Diseases
A new technology developed at the University of Toronto is revealing biochemical processes responsible for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and could one day pave the way for pharmaceutical applications.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.00

Computer Memory May Leap With Solution To Chemical Mystery
A Florida State University researcher has helped solve a scientific mystery that stumped chemists for nearly seven decades.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 9.00

Evidence for Intelligent Design from Biochemistry
From a speech delivered at Discovery Institute's God & Culture Conference

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00

Scientists Catch "Molecular Snapshot" Of COX-2 In Action
Researchers have caught a "molecular snapshot" of the first step in an important biochemical reaction involved in pain, inflammation and even cancer

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 4.50

Darkness Unveils Vital Metabolic Fuel Switch Between Sugar And Fat
Constant darkness throws a molecular switch in mammals that shifts the body's fuel consumption from glucose to fat and induces a state of torpor in mice

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.80

New Compound Reduces Stroke Damage
A group of German scientists has synthesized a new compound that dramatically decreases the damage to neurons in rats demonstrating stroke symptoms.

Date: 12 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

The universal nature of biochemistry
People have long speculated about the possibility of life in settings other than Earth.

Date: 30 May 2007, Rating: 5.14, 9 pages