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Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas

... Alzheimer’s mice are vaccinated with beta-amyloid peptide they develop antibodies against the protein, which sweep the brain clean of the plagues. Mice given the test vaccine developed fewer protein deposits in their brains compared with unvaccinated animals. These results are reported in Nature. Whethe...

Red Wine Helps Fight Heart disease

...henols. Polyphenols inhibit the production of a peptide that contributes to hardening of the arteries. Polyphenols in red wine decreases the amount of the peptide endothelin-1 produced by cells taken from the blood vessels of cows. Endothelin-1 is a potent blood ...

Hidden influenza virus protein found

...hen the scientists examined the gene encoding this peptide more closely, they noticed it was suspiciously long for mere junk.Wondering if this molecule might be a bonafide protein, Dr. Yewdell’s team decided to see how much of it was created in cells infected with the flu virus. If it were junk, there should...

Can one get addicted to fast food?

...t food diet, they become more resistant to a brain peptide called galanin that stimulates eating// and to leptin, a hormone which is strongly linked to weight and appetite. Leptin releases signals to the part of the brain that co-ordinates eating behaviour. Studies conducted by researchers has shown that ra...

Promising Treatment for Diabetes

...ous infusion of a gut hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1, had significantly fewer of these complications than those who remained on standard oral medications. The study involved 16 patients. Eight remained on usual care and eight discontinued their usual oral medications and received a continu...

‘Protein’ Produced By Overstressed Heart Muscle a Strong Indicator Of Heart Diseae

...n many emergency rooms test for high levels of the peptide in patients with severe shortness of breath to det...nd an electrocardiogram, or EKG. Half also got the peptide test. The researchers said the additional test enabled them to start the correct treatment faster. T...

Hormones A Predictor Of Heart Problems

.... The study shows each incremental increase of the peptide level was associated with a 27-percent increased d...de. Researchers conclude that B-type natriuretic peptide measurements may provide a very early warning signal for future cardiovascular disease in people wit...

New Oral Medication That Could Arrest Autoimmune Diseases In its early Stages

...s to test the effectiveness of a zonulin inhibitor peptide called AT-1001. The peptide prevented diabetes from developing in the vast majority of animals tested. Thus researchers conclu...

Cure For Persistent Oral Fungal Problem May Be Possible

...nfections up to double their original power. One peptide called MUC7 12-mer, which occurs naturally in the ...low concentrations, when used with inhibitors, the peptide killed the fungal agents that cause very common infections like candidiasis and cryptococcosis. Thes...

Onions to prevent osteoporosis

...esearchers have identified a compound in onions, a peptide called GPCS that seems to prevent the bone disease...steoporosis. These cells were later exposed to the peptide GPCS. The treatment with the peptide helped in controlling the bone loss by preventing the loss of b...

Target of diabetes type 1 identified

...yed are nothing but parts of the insulin itself, a peptide called B:9-23. The new concept of single target leads to possibilities that targeting this single peptide should cause the diabetes to be under control. The research also brings to light the importance of ...

Third generation Small pox vaccine from Cell-culture

...urther attenuated, inactivated viruses, subunit or peptide based vaccines should have significant use to public health....

New Insight To The Role Of Peptide Signals

New knowledge about the hormonal signals like peptide signals reveals that they play// an important role...e described the role played by alpha-MSH, which is peptide neuro-hormone and can stimulate oxytocin hormone release from the dendrites, while it may block the ...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease

...appears to prevent the aggregation of beta-amyloid peptide Abeta (1-40) in vitro, dissolving the dense fibres that form in the brain over time. Researchers believe that this data provides the molecular basis for explaining the beneficial effect of Colostrinin in patients with mild and moderate Alzheimer's di...

Controlled Gene Expressions Can Cure Many Diseases

...irst, they developed a synthetic molecule called a peptide nucleic acid, or PNA, which physically binds to DNA and blocks enzymes from copying, or transcribing, the DNA into messenger RNA. More importantly, the researchers also employed RNA itself as a silencing agent. The researchers designed their RNA to...

Biocon to colloborate for development of Oral peptide drugs for heart diseases.

...Corporation of United States to develop a new oral peptide drug for cardiovascular diseases. The spokesperson...rch collaboration // on Tuesday for development of peptide based product for treatment of cardiovasculoar diseases. The Biocon press release said, “The collabo...

Mushroom found to contain powerful antibiotic

...d to be as effective as penicillin. Plectasin, a peptide derived from the fungus, is found to be as effecti...xperimental peritonitis and pneumonia in mice. The peptide is one of a class of molecules called defensins, which have previously been found in plants and anim...

Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief

...ripheral administration of the endogenous - opioid peptide endomorphin 1 could reduce knee joint pain, using animal models of acute and chronic arthritis. Researchers from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada looked at the effect of endomorphin 1 on both acute and chronic arthritis in ma...

Mushroom found to be a source of a new antibiotic: Plectasin

... and higher plants are known to express endogenous peptide antibiotics called defensins, which are small cysteine-rich peptides found to be active against bacteria, fungi and viruses//. A recent research, published in the October issue of Nature, describes plectasin-the first defensin to be isolated from a...

Novel drug holds promise for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

...nfectious diseases or cancer. The novel drug is a peptide derived from a naturally occurring protein, dnaJ, which generates inflammation in RA patients. The drug when administered disturbs the immune system, which is then activated to kill and clear foreign pathogens in the body. This results in an enhanced...

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