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Variations in detoxifying genes linked to Lou Gehrig's disease

...d on chromosome 7q21.3, code for the production of detoxifying enzymes involved in the metabolism of a variety of drugs, organophosphate insecticides, such as parathion, diazinon and chlorpyrifos, and nerve gas agents such as sarin. Previous research described a possible twofold increased risk for developing A...

Researches discover gene critical for protection against septic-shock-induced death

...r of most of the cellular antioxidant pathways and detoxifying enzymes that protect the body from a wide variety of environmental toxicants. In subsequent studies, they discovered that Nrf2 is a pleiotropic protein thatregulates a broad spectrum of genes used by the host to defend against a variety of stresses, ...

Earth Rx: A microbial biotechnology prescription for global environmental health

...or a wealth of services to society. These include detoxifying contaminated water, wastewater, sludge, sediment, or soil; capturing renewable energy from biomass; sensing contaminants or pathogens; and protecting the public from dangerous exposure to pathogens. Rittmann's center puts some of these technologies ...

Researchers Discover Gene That Determines Asthma Susceptibility By Regulating Inflammation

...ulator of the majority of antioxidant pathways and detoxifying enzymes for environmental pollutants. This led researchers to consider the role of Nrf2 in lung inflammatory diseases caused by exposure to allergens. They found that the absence of the Nrf2 gene increased migration of inflammatory cells into the air...

Purdue scientists may have found key to halting spinal cord damage

...ch are able to attach themselves to free radicals, detoxifying them. While there is nothing inherently wrong with...sue to regenerate," Shi said. "We are hopeful that detoxifying acrolein will allow doctors to stop the chemical attack cycle as well, adding to the number of treat...

Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University

...treating pulp and paper processing byproducts, and detoxifying pesticides. A major goal is to develop Fe-TAMLs as a safe, cost-effective means of global water decontamination. Collins and other members of his laboratory are presenting additional findings about Fe-TAMLs during these sessions at the 230th ACS me...

Effective Cancer Treatments Follow The Clock

...ctivating the drug more strongly at some times, or detoxifying it less effectively, or both.?/p> However, when the researchers analyzed the activity of the knockout animals' immune system B cells, they found evidence that the activity of the Clock and Bmal1 genes determined the cells' sensitivity to CY. “Th...

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