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Protein Biochemistry

Articles on the structure, characteristics, function and mode of action of proteins

Protein Biochemistry Articles

Cell Pathway, Disease Linked To Histone Action
Researchers have discovered a key cell-signaling pathway that regulates cell progression and switches on front-to-back body patterning in tadpoles.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: 2.33

Toward Designing Medications To Enhance Innate Immunity: A Single VSOP Can Do 'Proton' Magic
International research group found that a single protein of VSOP, Voltage Sensor Only Protein/ Hv1, can carry protons even without making a multimeric complex.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Cancer: Why The Switch Stays On
Cellular processes, such as when to multiply, are often regulated by switches that control the frequency and timing of interactions between proteins.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.00

Dividing Cells Find Their Middle By Following A Protein 'Contour Map'
Self-organization keeps schools of fish, flocks of birds and colonies of termites in sync.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: not rated

Beyond Biology: Simple System Yields Custom-designed Proteins
The diversity of nature may be enormous, but for Michael Hecht it is just a starting point.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: 2.00

The Way A Protein Is Folded Affects The Molecular Dance Of Water
Scientists from Bochum, Illinois, and Nevada were able to prove with terahertz (THz) spectroscopy that proteins do modify water molecules in their environment to a long range extent:

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: 3.75

Protein Folding: One Picture Per Millisecond Illuminates The Process
For the first time, chemists of Prof. Martina Havenith’s and Prof. Martin Gruebele’s group have “picturised” the spectacle of protein folding in water by THz spectroscopy.

Date: 20 Sep 2008, Rating: 5.00

Ricin is protein toxin found in castor beans, and is applied as a purgative, an engine lubricant, and as a component of brake and hydraulic fluid.

Date: 1 Sep 2008, Rating: 4.40, 9 pages

Aquaglyceroporin AQP9: Solute permeation and metabolic control of expression in liver
Aquaglyceroporins form the subset of the aquaporin water channel family that is permeable to glycerol and certain small, uncharged solutes.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Farnesylation or geranylgeranylation? Efficient assays for testing protein prenylation in vitro and in vivo
Available in vitro and in vivo methods for verifying protein substrates for posttranslational modifications via farnesylation or geranylgeranylation

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.00, 9 pages

Identification and characterization of human polyserase-3, a novel protein with tandem serine-protease domains in the same polypeptide chain
These findings contribute to define the growing group of human polyserine proteases composed at present by three different proteins.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00, 9 pages

The protein kinase DYRK1A phosphorylates the splicing factor SF3b1/SAP155 at Thr434, a novel in vivo phosphorylation site
The present data show that the splicing factor SF3b1 is a substrate of the protein kinase DYRK1A and suggest that DYRK1A may be involved in the regulation of pre mRNA-splicing.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: 1.00, 9 pages

Targeted silencing of Jab1/Csn5 in human cells downregulates SCF activity through reduction of F-box protein levels
In an effort to investigate how loss of deneddylation affects SCF activity, the authors conditionally silenced the catalytic subunit of CSN in mammalian cells.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 2.00, 10 pages

Discovering structural motifs using a structural alphabet: Application to magnesium-binding sites
The structural motif discovery method presented herein is general and can be applied to any set of proteins with known 3D structures.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

New protein is essential for lung development
A recently discovered protein appears essential for lung development.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Misbehaving Molecules In ALS; 3-dimensional Pictures Of ALS Mutant Proteins Support Two Major Theories About How The Disease Is Caused
A new study reveals for the first time how gene mutations lead to the inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

UNC scientists solve mystery of how largest cellular motor protein powers movement
Scientists now understand how an important protein converts chemical energy to mechanical force

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Mechanism For Neurodenegerative Diseases Linked To Transport Proteins
Hampering the transport of proteins within cells may underlie several adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Mutations In Transporter Protein Shed Light On Neurodegenerative Disorders
Researchers at Stanford University have made new discoveries that shed light on two inherited neurodegenerative disorders that are caused by inability of the body to transport sialic acid out of cellular compartments.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

The loss of a protein favors lung tumor growth
The researcher Zafira Castaño has discovered that the loss of a protein in the early phases of lung cancer favors tumor growth.

Date: 13 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated