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Sperm Cell Insights May Aid Stem Cell Research

... Scientists spot proteins that help sperm revert to stem cell state THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Two proteins that play a major role in reverting adult sperm ... male fruit flies to reduce the activity of two proteins called Jak and STAT in the testis. The ...

Professor Bruce Beutler Joins aTyr Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board

... to capitalize on his experience to develop these proteins as biotherapeutics for treatment of inflammatory ... engine for new biotherapeutics consists of novel proteins in the family of tRNA synthetases with cell ... associated with the tRNA synthetases. These proteins are being developed as novel therapeutics to ...

aTyr Pharma Raises an Additional $12 Million

... on a novel group of naturally occurring resected proteins (resectins) from aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. ... the novel functions in this ancient class of proteins he realized that the tRNA synthetase resectins represented a rich source of proteins that had therapeutic potential. According to ...

Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

... The complement system is a complex set of proteins in the blood and on cells that work together to ... said. Mutations in different complement proteins that cause excess activation of the system and ... excess clotting, but it also prevents complement proteins from activating and damaging endothelial cells. ...

Biomarkers May Predict Alzheimer's

... proteins in spinal fluid may help diagnose disease early, ... TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Certain proteins found in cerebrospinal fluid may accurately ... confirmed, in a large multi-center study, that proteins in cerebrospinal fluid identify early-stage ...

Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

... 21 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for a panel of proteins in amniotic and cervical fluids might enable ... 89 women in preterm labor. They then analyzed 37 proteins from the samples and came up with two groups of proteins that predicted delivery within the next seven ...

St. Jude Scientists Discover a New Mechanism Controlling Neuronal Migration

... Myosin II might power the migration. Myosins are proteins that use chemical energy to create contractions by moving along filamental proteins called actins--like a train moves along a ... that revealed how the Myosin II and actin proteins and cell structures behaved during migration. ...

K-State scientist receives grant from National Institutes of Health to research cataracts

... eye, a delicate and balanced interaction of proteins is normal and allows the lens to retain its ... concentration. A change in concentration cause proteins to clump together, forming the cataract, and thus ... of this interaction. "We think that the proteins have very specific interactions amongst ...

Dynamic molecular mechanism to keep brain activity stable

... In the brain, many types of synaptic proteins are spatio-temporally regulated to maintain ... an important mechanism for regulating synaptic proteins in neurons. Here, the research group found that ... to palmitoylate newly synthesized synaptic proteins such as PSD-95, and move out them into dendrites ...

Two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Award

... the phenomenon of "viral mimicry," in which viral proteins can resemble host proteins to hijack important cellular functions. His lab showed that host proteins can evolve to defeat viral mimicry, providing yet ...

Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away

... slide, which can separate and analyze dozens of proteins using just a pinprick of blood. The barcode chip employed antibodies, proteins utilized by the immune system to identify, bind ... that limits us in being able to go to, say, 200 proteins in the barcode chip is that the antibodies that ...

Physics research with atomic force microscope could lead to better health care

... both singularly and as a group. His study of proteins as a single molecule shows promise to help ... in blood. Szoszkiewicz's research on proteins began at Columbia University and some of it was ... the very molecular level by studying the single proteins involved and stretching them and seeing how this ...

Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment

... harmless virus to deliver a combination of proteins and a drug to kill tumor cells, which triggers an ... sentries of the immune system that detect foreign proteins and provide the very initial signals for the T ... devised by Castro and Lowenstein, one of the proteins (the immune stimulatory cytokine Flt3L) attracts ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

... complex, a tiny packaging plant that prepares proteins for their journey within and outside the cell, ... ran experiments with yeast cells to see which proteins share GOLPH3's cell neighborhood and which proteins it interacts with.One such partner was found to ...

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases

... arm of the immune system, comprises a network of proteins that "complement" the work of antibodies in ... from primitive sponges to humans. When complement proteins are triggered into action by a microbe, the proteins ultimately form a complex enzyme called C3 ...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

... that the formation of these clumps of defective proteins and cell matter, called "protein aggregates," ... it originated with malformed -- or "misfolded" -- proteins that malfunction and lead to the protein ... emerge. "Blocking aggregation of these proteins could be a therapeutic target for individuals ...

NIAID media availability: New strategy proposed for designing antibody-based HIV vaccine

... against viruses generate infection-fighting proteins called antibodies that either block infection or ... anti-HIV neutralizing antibodies and HIV surface proteins evolve in response to one another in people who ... response to the virus Clarifying how HIV surface proteins are presented to the immune cells that produce ...

Aethlon Medical Releases Shareholder Letter to Discuss the Treatment of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV)

... removes infectious viruses and immunosuppressive proteins from the bloodstream. In HCV care, the ... augments the immune response by removing toxic proteins shed from HCV to kill-off immune cells. ... augments the immune response by removing toxic proteins shed from HCV to kill-off immune cells. ...

VBI researchers develop new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery

... the scientists to look at how the levels of proteins change in breast cancer cells when they are ... is to identify changes in the levels of key proteins in the cell in response to the onset or ... for the establishment of a link between the proteins and certain cancer-related biological processes, ...

'Eco-Atkins' Diet Sheds More Than Pounds

... Study found subbing plant-based proteins for animal ones also lowered cholesterol ... Atkins diet, one that substitutes plant-based proteins for animal-based ones, helps people lose weight ... Improvements in total cholesterol, ratios of proteins that adhere to fats, and blood pressure were also ...

Analysis Sheds Light on Protein's Role in Cancer

... PHD2 expression increased levels of two other proteins -- IL-8 and angiogenin -- that play an important ... vessel formation. Blocking the activity of these proteins may slow tumor growth, the researchers said. ... to this study, it was unclear which of the many proteins involved in vessel growth, or angiogenesis, ...

Discovery Sheds Light on Huntington's Disease

... corpus striatum, researchers went searching for proteins that interacted specifically and exclusively with ... research has shown that the abnormal huntingtin proteins form clumps in cells throughout the body and ... said that the unclumping of mutant huntingtin proteins by rhes might cause the cell death. "Since ...

Quest Diagnostics Introduces First Comprehensive Laboratory Test To Analyze KRAS, NRAS, and BRAF Gene Mutations in Reflex Testing Service

... another, form the basis for a pathway on which proteins cascade and signal the genes to perform tasks ... death. RAS is a family of genes encoding proteins that are involved in transmitting signals that ... BRAF is an oncogene of RAF, which is a family of proteins typically activated by RAS and which influence ...

Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

... Cell , cancer cells rely heavily on many normal proteins to deal with stress and maintain their deviant ... to dial down the production of thousands of proteins and determine which were required for cancer cell ... the production of thousands of normal, healthy proteins in the two cell lines. They gave the cells time ...

University of Haifa research team awarded European Union research grant

... the European Union, to study the role of synaptic proteins in neurological and psychiatric diseases. One of ... result from mis- or damaged expression of proteins in the links between the nerve cells the ... deliberate damage to the function of various proteins in the synapses, so as to create disease models ...

Computer simulation captures immune response to flu

... the B cell, to start mass-producing antibodies, proteins that glom onto and eliminate them from the body. ... the pieces to the nearest lymph node. Once there, proteins inside the dendritic cell "present" protein ... the presentation of fragments of pathogenic proteins on the surface of dendritic cells versus the ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation at the JMP Securities Research Conference

... the research and development of novel DNA-binding proteins for therapeutic gene regulation and modification. ... enable the engineering of a class of DNA-binding proteins known as zinc finger DNA-binding proteins (ZFPs). By engineering ZFPs that recognize a ...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

... that short pieces of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins are sufficient to bind certain NLRs and suppress ... molecules called glycans, which are linked to proteins and lipids. The sugars of these glycoproteins and ... influences the intracellular trafficking of other proteins involved in cell signaling and processing of the ...

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

... scientists describe how they looked at all of the proteins produced by the smallpox virus in concert with ... smallpox proteome the entire complement of new proteins produced by the virus during interactions with proteins from human DNA. These protein-on-protein ...

Universal Capital Management Reports Vystar(TM) Corporation Receives FDA Clearance for Envy(TM) Natural Rubber Latex Condom Made with Vytex(TM) NRL

... virtually undetectable levels, of the antigenic proteins that can cause an allergic response, while ... condom with this level of reduction in antigenic proteins to the U.S. market. The Envy condom made with ... consumer product in which the antigenic proteins that can cause allergic reactions to natural ...

Expression of infrared fluorescence engineered in mammals

... Roger Tsien, PhD have shown that bacterial proteins called phytochromes can be engineered into infrared-fluorescent proteins (IFPs). Because the wavelength of IFPs is able to penetrate tissue, these proteins are suitable for whole-body imaging in small ...

Penn State professor investigates estrogen, heart disease connection in women

... for heart disease. Korzick will identify proteins in heart cells that might be affected by both ... even responsible for cell death as we age." proteins can become 'activated' in a variety of ways, ... low estrogen levels. Korzick will analyze the proteins within one segment of heart cells, the ...

Five UCSF Scientists Elected to National Academy of Sciences

... needs and prompts the cell to manufacture key proteins for cell growth. Cancer then exploits this signal ... for quickly identifying, and measuring levels of, proteins in cells. Unlike microarray technology, which ... The ability to monitor precisely which proteins a cell makes should inform many aspects of ...

JCI online early table of contents: May 1, 2009

... not a tumor expresses CEACAM6 and the downstream proteins required to block tumor cell killing by ... to adenovirus-based therapies, and that these proteins might provide targets for the development of more ... study reveals that Bim joins a growing list of proteins with dual roles in T cell activation and death. ...

Researchers design unique method to induce immunity to certain STDs

... that vault nanoparticles containing immunogenic proteins can act as 'smart adjuvants' for inducing ... are hostile environments, and immunogenic proteins require added protection for delivery to cells in ... small microbes, a vault particle containing such proteins can be easily absorbed by the targeted cells. ...

Sangamo BioSciences Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... the research and development of novel DNA-binding proteins for therapeutic gene regulation and modification. ... enable the engineering of a class of DNA-binding proteins known as zinc finger DNA-binding proteins (ZFPs). By engineering ZFPs that recognize a ...

American Urological Association/Engineering & Urological Society 2009 -- news tips

... CANCER THE COLD SHOULDER --"Cold shock" proteins could be new target in cancer fight AUA ... against prostate cancer: a family of "cold shock" proteins that, when turned down through genetic ... control production of cold shock proteins. These proteins are normally produced in response to extreme cold ...

Singapore Adopts Advanced Genetic Engineering in Orthopedic Surgery

... Spinal fusion with Bone Morphogenetic proteins (BMP) speeds up the bone healing process, thereby ... came with biologics - genetically engineered proteins derived from human genes. "Scientists in ... States found that BMPs, or Bone Morphogenetic proteins , can be used to selectively drive certain ...

How cells change gears: New insights published in Nature Genetics

... looks at a human cell's entire network of proteins called "transcription factors." Each human cell ... 2,000 transcription factors, which are proteins that bind to specific locations on the cell's ... factories called ribosomes which churn out proteins based on the specifications of the mRNA. ...

Worms Reveal More of Longevity's Secrets

... In addition, the worms' cells contain fewer toxic proteins that might accumulate and clump together as they ... mechanisms that prevent accumulation of toxic proteins could help researchers find new treatments for ... longevity and reduces the accumulation of toxic proteins by a mechanism that is distinct from both dietary ...
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