Need microRNA processing? Get Smad
BOSTON (embargoed until June 11, 2008, 1:00 p.m. ET) Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center have found that Smad
proteins regulate microRNA (miRNA) processing. Understanding the role of Smad
proteins enables researchers to investigate abnormal miRNA processing ...
New discovery about growth factor can be breakthrough for cancer research
...eptors bound to the cell membrane in a way that is similar in the great majority of animals. Just over ten years ago, scientists discovered so-called smad
proteins, which serve as unique messengers for the active TGF-b signal. These proteins are activated when phosphate groups bind to them in a manner t...
Stem cells can repair torn tendons or ligaments
...l Aviv University, which recognizes differences among collagen-containing tissue such as tendon, bone, skin, and muscle. The authors note that BMP and smad
proteins are involved in other tissues such as nerve and liver, suggesting that this type of delivery technology may be helpful for other degenerative...