Tag: "protein" at medical news
Global Heartbeat Control Suggests Therapy for Beating Heart Failure
...mouse heart and to investigate changes in gene and protein
expression when levels of ERR are manipulated. That investigation provided evidence that ERR and control most aspects of the integrated processes that fuel the heart by regulating the expression of genes involved at each step. "The receptors contr...
Understanding Why C. Difficile Causes Disease -- It's Hungry
...es that cause disease and a third gene codes for a protein
that makes a hole in the organisms cell envelope t...of the first three genes and the other codes for a protein
called C that prevents R from acting. A mutation in the C protein
gene, leaving R unchecked, is th...
Attitude Determines How Much Exercise is too Much
... menstruating completely. Men may use steroids and protein
powders to help them achieve their goals, leading to other health problems," she said. Experts say that over exercising is believed to affect the quality of life because it leaves people with lesser amount of time to socialise. "Over exercising i...
Why Malaria Parasite Affects Red Blood Cells Deformability Revealed
...he researchers knocked out the gene for a parasite protein
called RESA (ring-infected erythrocyte surface ant...deformable. "This is the first time a particular protein
has been shown to have such a large effect on red blood cell deformability," said Subra Suresh, Ford...
How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense
...dentified a novel molecular target for an effector protein
called YpkA, one of several effectors of the bacte... 25 issue of Molecular Cell. YpkA targets a host protein
called Gq, the messenger that transmits extracellular signals (we are under attack!) into the host c...
Calcium and Vitamin D Intake Lowers the Risk of Breast Cancer Before Menopause
...ls expressing high levels of IGF-1 and IGF binding protein
3. Calcium, vitamin D and IGF binding protein
3 have been shown in vitro to interact with each other in promoting growth inhibition in breast canc...
People With Inflammation in Blood Likely to Develop Alzheimer's Later
...lood was tested for levels of cytokines, which are protein
messengers that trigger inflammation. Those with the highest amount of cytokines in their blood were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as those with the lowest amount of cytokines. A total of 28 percent of the women and 30 perc...
Soy Nuts may Improve Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Levels in Women
Substituting soy nuts for other protein
sources in a healthy diet appears to lower blood p...rcent or less from saturated fat), 15 percent from protein
and 55 percent from carbohydrates; 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day; two meals of fatty fish (suc...
Nervous Systems of Insects may Offer Clues on Neurodegenerative Diseases
...perly. This glycosylation process is necessary for protein
stability, may modulate protein
activity and provides recognition sites on cell surface proteins, which is necessary for cell-to-cel...
FDA: New Drug for Advance Kidney Cancer
...cell carcinoma. The drug is an enzyme inhibitor, a protein
that regulates cell production, cell growth and cell survival. 'We have made significant advances in the battle against kidney cancer,' said Steven Galson, M.D., M.P.H., director of the FDAs Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. 'Torisel is the ...
Aerobic Exercise Helps Maintain Muscle in Elderly: Research
...tself also works within muscle cells as a powerful protein
growth factor). In young adults, these normally cl...xercised had both higher blood flow and net muscle protein
growth. In addition, the researchers screened the muscle biopsy samples for signals associated with ...
Panacea Announces the Availability of PC Detect(sm) for Prostate Cancer Screening
... abnormal DRE is limited. PSA is a tissue-specific protein
and has been shown to be elevated in patients with...ny types of cancer, including prostate cancer. The protein
is typically undetectable in sera from cancer-free individuals, thus, an elevated serum protein
Americans Optimistic About the War on Cancer
...ad an educational session on Abbott's Bcl-2 family protein
inhibitors (ABT-263) which restore apoptosis -- the natural process by which damaged or unwanted cells die and are cleared from the body. According to the survey, Americans also recognize that progress in the fight against cancer is already being m...
Monogram Presents Results of First ETag Breast Cancer Studies
...ighly advanced diagnostic platform for quantifying protein
expression, protein-protein interactions (e.g. receptor dimerization) and protein
modification (e.g. phosphorylation). This unique capability enables the eTag technology to accuratel...
Folic Acid may Help to Cut Down the Stroke Risk
...steine did not drop, supporting the idea that this protein
may be a significant stroke risk factor. Professor Wang's team recommended more research, among individuals with no history of stroke who are from regions without grain fortification, with longer follow-up - four years or longer. "Some recent stu...
Protein in Human Sperm may Hold Clues to Male Infertility
... Chinese University in Hong Kong have identified a protein
in human sperm and that of mice, which may hold clues to male infertility . As part of the study, researchers examined sperms from mutant mice with defective versions of the protein. They found that the sperms of mutant mice had very low fertility a...
Blood Test may Help Signal Tumor's Remission, Return in Throat Cancer Patients
...ssion. Patients who experienced large increases in protein
levels were more likely to exhibit a return of the...tors. Finally, patients with the sharpest rises in protein
levels had lower chances for survival, with patients who had a history of smoking experiencing the l...
New Platform for Regulating Expression of Therapeutic Genes Unveiled
... vector to introduce a gene encoding a fluorescent protein
into human embryonic stem cells. Their gene contained target sites for a microRNA specific of neuronal cells. While undifferentiated, the embryonic stem cells expressed high levels of the fluorescent gene, however, as soon as the cells turned into ne...
Advanced Scientific Brings Help for Breast Cancer Survivors
...a treatment that blocks the production of the HER2 protein
which in excess can cause tumors to return, does not enhance the long-term danger of heart attacks. "While we need to continue monitoring patients closely for late cardiac effect, this is reassuring news for women taking this drug," said Priya Rastog...
Gene Responsible for Blindness in Infants and Children Identified
...l of Human Genetics September, 2006). By using the protein
structure of CEP290, the investigators were able to discover LCA5, as they have similar structures and functions in the retina. Both the CEP290 and LCA5 genes encode proteins with vital functions in the cilium of the photoreceptors, transporting vi...
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