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Study sheds light on the function of a long-mysterious PCSK9 mutation

Researchers investigating variations in experimental results between a test tube and liver cells have found a new way for PCKS9's interaction with a liver surface proteoglycan to occur.
3-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How Changing Labs Revealed a Chemical Reaction Key to Cataract Formation

Researchers working to understand the biochemistry of cataract formation have made a surprising finding: A protein that was long believed to be inert actually has an important chemical function that protects the lens of the eye from cataract...
27-Nov-2018 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Journal of Lipid Research names new editors-in-chief

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology announced today that Kerry-Anne Rye of the University of New South Wales Sydney and Nicholas O. Davidson of Washington University in St. Louis will be the next editors-in-chief of the...
31-Oct-2018 9:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Deconstructing the Superfood That Determines Honeybee Hierarchy

All bee larvae eat royal jelly when they’re new, but only future queens continue to eat it. To figure out why, researchers in Austria are taking a close look at the molecular ingredients of the fancy fare.
29-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How a common drug causes liver failure

High doses of acetaminophen can damage the liver. Researchers have found a new mechanism by which an acetaminophen breakdown product can impair liver proteins. The compound activates a protein modification pathway called glutathionylation. The...
11-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Seed oils are best for LDL cholesterol

Using a statistical technique called network meta-analysis, researchers have combined the results of dozens of studies of dietary oils to identify those with the best effect on patients' LDL cholesterol and other blood lipids.
9-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacterial protein mimics DNA to sabotage cells’ defenses

In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at Imperial College London and the Francis Crick Institute report some of the details of how Salmonella shuts down an immune pathway after infection.
28-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Building a Flu Factory From Host Cell Components

A quantitative proteomic study of how influenza virus affects lung-derived cell lines found that protein synthesis machinery relocates to the autophagosome in infected cells.
28-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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