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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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Revealing the Secret of How Enzymes Differentiate Cellular Messages
DIS3L2 is a molecular that helps maintain the identity of stem cells, protecting them from changing into other types.

Date: 23 Aug 2014, Rating: 5.00

T cell receptors are dynamic protein molecules, study found
T cell receptors are not static components as previously believed.

Date: 1 Dec 2010, Rating: 3.69

Studies Shed New Light on Early Transmembrane Signaling
Two new studies by researchers at the University of Washington further our understanding of the molecular steps in the PLC cascade, a G protein-coupled receptor signaling mechanism that underlies a wide variety of cellular processes

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.00

Better Solar Cells? Method Safely Deposits Novel Metal Oxide Thin Films On Substrates
University at Buffalo chemists have developed a novel way to grow chemically pure, zinc oxide thin films characterized by dense, bristle-like nanostructures and a new method for depositing them on temperature-sensitive substrates...

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 3.67

Synthetic Molecules Emulate Enzyme Behavior For The First Time
When chemists want to produce a lot of a substance -- such as a newly designed drug -- they often turn to catalysts, molecules that speed chemical reactions.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.25

Chemists Make Beds With Soft Landings: Researchers Create Stable, Highly Pure Helical Peptide Arrays
Bedsprings aren't often found in biology. Now, chemists have succeeded in making a layer of tiny protein coils attached to a surface, much like miniature bedsprings in a frame.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.67

Chemists Create Class Of Carbenes Used To Make Catalysts
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have successfully created in the laboratory a class of carbenes, highly reactive molecules, used to make catalysts -- substances that facilitate chemical reactions.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 5.00

UCR Chemists Prepare Molecules That Accelerate Chemical Reactions For Manufacturing Drugs
New molecules help make stable catalysts that work at room temperature

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: not rated

Chemists Discover Twisted Molecules That Pick Their Targets
New York University chemists have discovered how to make molecules with a twist—the molecules fold in to twisted helical shapes that can accelerate selected chemical reactions.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.00

Disease Markers That Will Aid Arthritis Research
A combination of biochemical and MRI markers will allow improved measurement of osteoarthritis (OA) progression.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 3.67

Male Mice Lacking The Protein PICK1 Mimic One Cause Of Infertility In Men
Globozoospermia is a rare but severe male infertility disorder.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 3.00

Solving The Mystery Of What Puts Sperm 'In The Mood'
In a potential advance toward a male contraceptive pill and new treatments for infertility, researchers are reporting the identification of key biochemical changes that put sperm "in the mood" for fertilization.

Date: 4 Feb 2010, Rating: 4.50

The biochemical buzz on career changes in bees
Scientists are reporting differences in the brains of nurse bees and forager bees.

Date: 10 Jun 2009, Rating: 3.00

Toward a long-sought saliva test for autism
Researchers are reporting discovery of abnormal proteins in the saliva of autism patients that could eventually provide a clue for the molecular basis of this severe developmental disorder...

Date: 14 Jan 2009, Rating: 3.70

New evidence that people make aspirin’s active principle — salicylic acid
Scientists in the United Kingdom are reporting new evidence that humans can make their own salicylic acid.

Date: 14 Jan 2009, Rating: 4.17

Advance toward early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Researchers in Finland are reporting identification of the first potential “biomarker” that could be used in development of a sputum test for early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Date: 31 Dec 2008, Rating: 1.00

An insight into the biochemistry of inborn errors of metabolism for a clinical neurologist
Neurological dysfunction is an important manifestation of inherited metabolic disorders.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.15, 30 pages

Model studies related to vanadium biochemistry: recent advances and perspectives
Increasing evidence on the need of the higher forms of life for vanadium has accumulated during recent years...

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.71, 9 pages

The history of biochemistry in India
The name Biochemistry was coined in 1903 by a German chemist named Carl Neuber. However, work in this very living, aspect of chemistry had started much earlier.

Date: 17 Sep 2008, Rating: 2.71

An advance on new generations of chemotherapy and antiviral drugs
Researchers are describing progress toward developing a new generation of chemotherapy agents that target and block uncontrolled DNA replication

Date: 15 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00