Protein

Out-of-The-Box Attack on Diabetes

Richland, WA — A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people, according to...

Salt Helps Proteins Move On Down The Road

Houston, TX — With a lot of hard work and a dash of salt, Rice University scientists have taken a step toward simplifying drug manufacture. Rice chemist Christy Landes and her colleagues reported...

Instant Messaging in Proteins Discovered

Göttingen, Germany — Proteins are essential for every living cell and responsible for many fundamental processes. In particular, they are required as bio-catalysts in metabolism and for signalling...

Keeping Cell’s Powerhouse in Shape

Berlin, Germany — A German-Swiss team around Professor Oliver Daumke from the MDC has investigated how a protein of the dynamin family deforms the inner mitochondrial membrane. The results, which also...

Key Acid-Activated Protein Channel Identified

Baltimore, MD — Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a long-sought protein, the proton-activated chloride channel (PAC), that is activated in acidic environments and could protect against the...

Creating Global Map of Protein Shape Universe

West Lafayette, IN — Proteins can provide a detailed look inside the human body and how it protects itself from many diseases. Proteins, which make up about 15% of body mass, are the most abundant...

Tipping the Scales

München, Germany — Human cells have a sophisticated regulatory system at their disposal: labelling proteins with the small molecule ubiquitin. In a first, a team from the Technical University of Munich...

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