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An Unusual Form of Antibiotic Resistance in Pandemic Cholera

Researchers at the University of Georgia have now shown that the enzyme that makes the El Tor family of V. cholerae resistant to those antibiotics has a different mechanism of action from any comparable proteins observed in bacteria so far....
3-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How a Biophysical Simulation Method Might Accelerate Drug Target Discovery

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed an approach to overcome a major stumbling block in testing new drug targets. The research is reported in a Nov. 24 paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
29-Nov-2017 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Qi-Qun Tang Joins Journal of Biological Chemistry

Qi-Qun Tang, a professor of in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at the Fudan University School of Basic Medical Sciences in Shanghai, China, has joined the Journal of Biological Chemistry as an associate editor.
28-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

How an Interest in Bipolar Disorder Drugs Led to a Better Understanding of Leukemia

A research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in...
31-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What We Call Postdoctoral Researchers Matters, Scientists Say

In an opinion piece in the journal eLife, eight scientists and science policy experts make the case for standardizing how postdoctoral researchers are categorized by human resources offices and provide a framework that willing institutions can...
24-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ursula Jakob Joins Journal of Biological Chemistry

Ursula Jakob, a professor of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan, has joined the Journal of Biological Chemistry as an associate editor.
23-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A Molecular Garbage Disposal Complex Has a Role in Packing the Genome

New research from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on Oct. 13, has found that the proteasome, an essential protein complex that breaks down proteins in cells, has another...
10-Oct-2017 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What a Rare Blood Disease Can Teach Us About Blood Clotting

New insight into how the protein antithrombin works could lead to treatments not only for patients with antithrombin deficiency, but also to better-designed drugs for other blood disorders.
2-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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