Navigation Links
Home toxic home
Date:3/8/2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. Most organisms would die in the volcanic sulfur pools of Yellowstone and Mount Etna. Robust simple algae call it home, and their secrets to survival could advance human medicine and bioremediation.

Mike Garavito, Michigan State University professor of biochemistry and molecular biology was part of a research team that revealed how primitive red algae use horizontal gene transfer, in essence stealing useful genes from other organisms to evolve and thrive in harsh environments.

Their study, published in the current issue of Science, shows that the algae's ability to adapt to a hot and extremely acidic environment lies in part in their membrane proteins.

"The algae's membrane proteins are biologically quite interesting because they're receptors and transporters, the same classes of proteins that play key roles in energy metabolism and human immune response," said Garavito. "This has applications in human medicine because virtually all of the important pathways that contribute to disease treatment involve membrane proteins."

What makes the algae's membrane proteins attractive as a model for humans is their robustness. Other traditional candidates, such as yeast, insect cell cultures and slime mold, are fragile. The algae give researchers extra time to manipulate and examine their membrane proteins.

Garavito was part of a team of researchers led by Andreas Weber, former MSU researcher now at Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Dusseldorf (Germany). While at MSU, Weber led a team in first sequencing the algae, one of the first major genome sequencing projects at MSU.

"Weber knew that this would be a good organism from which to harvest a wide variety of genes that could be potential models for those involved in human health and disease," said Dave Dewitt, associate dean of research at MSU's College of Natural Science. "From a biotechnology standpoint, this organism is the Wal-Mart of genomes;
'/>"/>

Contact: Layne Cameron
layne.cameron@cabs.msu.edu
517-353-8819
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations
2. A toxic menu
3. Dip chip technology tests toxicity on the go
4. Using graphene, scientists develop a less toxic way to rust-proof steel
5. Boosting blood system protein complex protects against radiation toxicity
6. Lab-on-a-chip detects trace levels of toxic vapors in homes near Utah Air Force Base
7. Ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria
8. Specific toxic byproduct of heat-processed food may lead to increased body weight and diabetes
9. Super-strong, high-tech material found to be toxic to aquatic animals
10. University of Tennessee Team receives NSF support to study toxic water in China
11. Measuring mercury levels: Nano-velcro detects water-borne toxic metals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Home toxic home
(Date:7/2/2015)... , June 25, 2015 ... the addition of the "Natural Language Processing ... (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - ... offering. The key vendors occupying the ... IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, NetBase Solutions, SAS Institute ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 24, 2015 Research and ... "Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends ... The Latin America Biomedical Sensors market is estimated ... 2.04% over the period 2014-2020 The near ... the genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... 2015 The biologics safety testing market is ... the market include growth of the pharmaceutical and biological ... Over the years, the number of drug approvals in ... the FDA approved 225 drug applications and Health Canada ... Europe accounted for 3,822 of the pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020 2Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015-2020 2Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 2Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 3Biological Safety Testing Market by Application, Product, & Test - Global Forecast to 2019 4
... evolution works by reversing the process, reconstructing a 530-million-year-old ... genes that descended from the archaic gene. , "It ... evolution has occurred and is occurring, and thus makes ... and co-chairman of human genetics at the University of ...
... important new paper forthcoming in the June issue of ... University) argues against the widely held theory that the ... a large, replicating molecule such as RNA. Instead, ... a "stupendously improbable accident," presenting the more plausible idea ...
... of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is associated ... obese for both children and adults. , Early results ... University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School were presented to ... the University of Warwick. , The research reviewed current ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists reverse evolution 2Scientists reverse evolution 3Scientists reverse evolution 4Scientists reverse evolution 5Sleep deprivation doubles risks of obesity in both children and adults 2
(Date:7/28/2015)... N.J. , July 28, 2015  Moerae ... second Phase 1 clinical trial with MMI-0100, a ... is being developed for pulmonary disorders characterized by ... United Kingdom , is a ... further evaluating the safety and tolerability of MMI-0100 ...
(Date:7/28/2015)... and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced its financial results for the second quarter ... grew nearly 300% as compared to the second ... launched," said Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., United Therapeutics, President ... sales was due to an increase in the ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... CHICAGO and FRANKLIN, Tenn. ... Inc. ("Capella"), a privately-owned  premier provider of health care ... companies in the U.S., today announced that its ... has signed a definitive agreement with Medical Properties ... the acquisition of Capella for $900 million in cash.  The ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... announced a new video: 3 Ways to GHS Labels . This video ... the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by effectively labeling chemical containers. , “With the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Moerae Initiates Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) Challenge Study of Inhaled MMI-0100 for Pulmonary Disease Following Encouraging Safety and Tolerability Observed in Single Ascending Dose Phase 1 Study 2United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 7United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 8United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 9United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 10United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 11Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 2Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 3Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 4Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 5Brady Releases “3 Roads to GHS Labels” Video 2
... Choices, More Options to Global ... ... Feb. 11,/PRNewswire- FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD ) and Precision ... the market faster. Terms of the agreement were not,disclosed., The ...
... RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 11 A report released,today, commissioned ... savings of approximately $378 billion over the next 20 ... U.S., The econometric study by economist Dr. Robert ... Administration, found that "...generic,versions of the top 12 categories ...
... 11 On Monday, January 28, The ... the first,Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)* treatment ... To facilitate the treatment, the hospital,used its ... generation,linear accelerator control system., (Logo: ...
Cached Biology Technology:DuPont and Precision BioSciences Collaborate to Accelerate Crop Product Development 2Study by Leading Economist Identifies Potential for $378 Billion of Savings From Follow On Biologics 2Study by Leading Economist Identifies Potential for $378 Billion of Savings From Follow On Biologics 3Study by Leading Economist Identifies Potential for $378 Billion of Savings From Follow On Biologics 4Study by Leading Economist Identifies Potential for $378 Billion of Savings From Follow On Biologics 5Elekta Announces First Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Cancer Treatment at Royal Marsden Hospital 2
... Detergent Clean-up Micro Kit provides a fast and ... Triton X-100 and other detergents from small samples ... Norgens patented protein resin as an ion exchanger. ... g of either acidic or basic protein.A complete ...
Compound(s) screened through any number of client selected assays. Client also selects number of concentrations and replicates....
... cells form from a hematopoietic stem cells ... to the bone surface and lowering the ... around 4.5. The bone mineral is then ... and function is controlled primarily by Macrophage ...
Values of steady state parameters for enzyme activities are determined....
Biology Products: