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Twin studies reveal genetic components leading to cardiac and kidney disease
...ein (albumin) excretion. Excretion of the protein albumin
in urine is one sign of kidney disease, which can be a complication of diabetes. "Normally kidneys filter the blood to rid the body of accumulated toxins. In healthy kidneys, more than a million little ‘baskets?or ‘sieves?filter out the bad chemi...
Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants
... out in urine, while important blood proteins like albumin
are retained in the bloodstream. If the kidney's filtering units don't work properly, nephrotic syndrome develops. Proteins leaking out from the glomerulus are excreted in urine, and body tissues retain too much water, which causes swelling around th...
Genetically engineered blood protein can be used to split water into oxygen and hydrogen
... molecule was then combined with albumin; with the albumin
molecule itself being modified by genetic engineering to enhance the efficiency of the process. The resulting molecular complex was proven to be sensitive to light, and can capture light energy in a way that allows water molecules to be split into mo...
Human albumin from tobacco plants
Human serum albumin
(HSA) is the intravenous protein most commonly use... in order to produce, in a recombinant form, human albumin
from tobacco plants. According to her PhD thesis, plastidial transformation is an economically viabl...
Nanoparticle Breast Cancer Drug Approved by FDA
...r the increased anti-tumor activity. In addition, albumin
is a protein that normally transports nutrients to cells and has been shown to accumulate in rapidly growing tumors. Therefore, Abraxane's increased effectiveness may also be due to preferential delivery of albumin-bound paclitaxel to cancer cells. ...
Scientists develop new color-coded test for protein folding
Every protein--from albumin
to testosterone (Ed : testosterone isn't a protein, it's a steroid) --is folded into a unique, three-dimensional shape that allows it to function properly. Now Stanford University scientists have developed a simple test that instantly changes color ...