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Going to the source: Chemists target drivers of disease

November 8, 2017

It’s an amino acid, and chemists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln designed it that way to help smother…
Study elucidates function of an enzyme essential for biofuel production

December 9, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have revealed the function of an enzyme found in cyanobacteria, essential for…
Molecular mechanism that regulates production of cellular protein degradation machinery

September 11, 2016

Researchers at the University of Tokyo found that an enzyme called DDI2, which breaks down proteins, is necessary…
First step to deciphering a non-universal genetic code

June 29, 2016

A University of Tokyo research group has discovered a novel enzyme that introduces a transfer RNA (tRNA) modification…
Study finds new enzyme with structure that could explain how heart can beat optimally

June 22, 2016

The heart is the only muscle that contracts and relaxes continuously over a lifetime to pump oxygen-rich blood…
New Way to Reduce Plant Lignin Could Lead to Cheaper Biofuels

February 25, 2016

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown for the first…
‘Molecular movie’ opens door to new cancer treatments

February 9, 2016

An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a ‘structural movie’ revealing the…
Enzyme key to link between age-related inflammation and cancer

February 3, 2016

For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression — and also…
Novel compounds synthesis strategy with the chimera enzyme

November 9, 2015

A research group at the University of Tokyo has discovered and described the function of a unique enzyme…
Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer

October 15, 2015

UCLA-led research on telomerase could lead to new strategies for treating disease An enzyme called telomerase plays a…
Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme, a target for cancer drugs

October 7, 2015

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have determined the structure of a key part of the enzyme telomerase, which…
No need for water, enzymes are doing it for themselves

October 6, 2014

New research by scientists at the University of Bristol has challenged one of the key axioms in biology…
Now you can turn your inkjet printer into a chemistry lab and use it to diagnose diabetes

September 17, 2014

Ready, set, print me a reaction. Chaikom If you stop and think about it for a moment, you…
Knowing what to keep and what to trash: How an enzyme distinguishes cellular messages

August 3, 2014

Molecular structure reveals how a protein reads RNAs to preserve stem cell identity Every once in a while,…
Why artificial sweetener can be dangerous for some people

June 19, 2014

OPINION: When you buy a diet coke, or any other consumables containing the artificial sweetener aspartame, you’ll see…
Metabolic map of human body created

June 18, 2014

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) scientists have drafted a metabolic map of the human body that…
Study identifies enzymes that help fix cancer-causing DNA defects

May 28, 2014

Purdue University researchers have identified an important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many…
DNA nanotechnology places enzyme catalysis within an arm’s length

May 27, 2014

Using molecules of DNA like an architectural scaffold, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at the…
Plants’ oil-desaturating enzymes pair up to channel metabolites

May 12, 2014

Study raises possibility of linking up enzymes to tailor pathways for increased production of useful plant products Metabolic…
Scientists take steps to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth

May 6, 2014

Panagiotis Artemiadis (right) directs the Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab, focusing on human-oriented robotics and control systems. He…
Mechanobiology: Enzyme micropump autonomously delivers insulin in response to glucose levels

April 17, 2014

At catalase enzyme is immobilized on a gold platform. The enzyme pumps out fluid (which contains tracer particles…
Chemical probe profiles live-cell organelle activity, adds to understanding of lysosome dynamics

April 1, 2014

Chemical probe profiles live-cell organelle activity, adds to understanding of lysosome dynamics Structured illumination microscopy imaging showing subcellular…
Researchers slow pancreatic cancer growth and spread by blocking key enzyme

March 20, 2014

A research team from Imperial College London has shown that blocking the function of the Hhat enzyme slows…
Targeted strategies improve efficacy of enzymes to convert biomass to biofuels

March 5, 2014

Biological material derived from plants represents a promising source for renewable and sustainable biofuel production, but there is…
Big stride in understanding PP1, the ubiquitous enzyme

March 5, 2014

The enzyme PP1 has a key role in many of the body’s healthy functions and diseases. It’s so…
It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm

March 4, 2014

It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm (Science) Researchers at Princeton have deciphered the…
New research reveals role of methionine in enzyme catalysis

February 28, 2014

Methionine (Met53, bottom of figure) stabilizes the transition state for the hydride transfer reaction in phosphite dehydrogenase (from…
New approach may halt glioblastoma’s ability to grow

January 21, 2014

Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered a “backdoor” approach to blocking an enzyme that fuels the growth of glioblastoma,…
New hope for Gaucher patients

January 20, 2014

This shows the elevation of RIP3 in nuclei of neurons from neuronopathic Gaucher (red; arrows) disease mice. Credit:…
Project aims to produce liquid transportation fuel from methane

January 17, 2014

How’s this for innovative: A Berkeley Lab-led team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane…
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