Proteomics

Using Phage to Discover New Antifreeze Proteins

Coventry, UK — Controlling, and mitigating the effects of ice growth is crucial to protect infrastructure, help preserve frozen cells and to enhance texture of frozen foods. An international collaboration...

Stop the Genetic Presses!

State College, PA — The protein, known as NusG, pauses the transcription machinery at specific DNA sequences to facilitate what is called “intrinsic termination” and prevent unwanted transcription...

Cells Rely on Their Crampons to Avoid Slipping

Geneva, Switzerland — Each human being is made of billions of cells. In order to ensure his survival, cells must coordinate with each other and attach in the right place to perform their tasks. Scientists...

‘Silencing’ Protein to Weaken COVID-19

Oeiras, Portugal — When invaded by a virus, our body cells launch an alert to neighbouring cells to increase their antiviral defenses to prevent the infection from spreading. Some viruses, however,...

New Proteins ‘Out of Nothing’

Münster, Germany — Proteins are the key component in all modern forms of life. Haemoglobin, for example, transports the oxygen in our blood; photosynthesis proteins in the leaves of plants convert...

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