Barley protein concentrate could replace fishmeal

Scientists have developed a barley protein concentrate that could be fed to trout and other commercially produced fish.

Alzheimer's-associated protein may be necessary

Amyloid-beta protein - the primary constituent of the plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients - may be part of the body's first-line system to defend against infection.

Studying protein folding

A new technique to study protein dynamics in living cells has been created and evidence yielded from the new method indicates that an in vivo environment strongly modulates a protein's stability and folding rate.

Role of protein pair in obesity regulation

New research by scientists implicates a new protein in obesity development and highlights a protein pair's "team effort" in regulating obesity and insulin resistance.

Prion protein in cell culture

The fatal brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob in humans, BSE in cattle and scrapie in sheep are so-called prion diseases, whereby one of the body's normal proteins, the prion protein PrPc misfolds into a pathogenic form: PrPSc.

Blood protein offers help against anaemia

A new study shows that a protein found in blood alleviates anaemia, a condition in which the body's tissues don't get enough oxygen from the blood.

Illuminating protein networks in 1 step

A new assay capable of examining hundreds of proteins at once and enabling new experiments that could dramatically change our understanding of cancer and other diseases has been invented.

Key protein in ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease have identified the reason a key protein plays a major role in two neurodegenerative diseases.

Protein linked to the spread of viruses

Scientists have unlocked some of the secrets of a viral protein, known as Rev, which is very different from other proteins of the same type studied to date.

Protein linked to leukaemia bookmarks genes

Each cell inherits genes from its parent as well as epigenetic information - what amounts to an instruction manual that specifies which genes should be activated or 'expressed,' when and to what level.

Critical protein helps mend damaged DNA

In order to preserve our DNA, cells have developed an intricate system for monitoring and repairing DNA damage.

Cracking a protein mystery

Researchers have solved a 10-year-old mystery of how a single protein from an ancient family of enzymes can have two completely distinct roles in the body.

Protein motor in action

The atomic-level action of a remarkable class of ring-shaped protein motors has been uncovered by researchers using a state-of-the-art protein crystallography beamline at the Advanced Light Source.

Granulated protein has potential to increase cottage cheese production

New protein hydrolysates and direct-to-the-vat culture blends are, reports Sean Ottewell, helping to increase the efficiency of cottage cheese processes.

Solving the protein purification challenge

A multi-institutional research team including may have found a new solution in an enzymatic 'food processor' they can activate at will.

Single-stranded DNA-binding protein is dynamic

A single-stranded DNA-binding protein actually moves back and forth along single-stranded DNA, gradually allowing other proteins to repair, recombine or replicate the strands.

Keeping cancer protein at bay

A tumor-suppressing protein snatches up an important cancer-promoting enzyme and tags it with molecules that condemn it to destruction, a research team reports.

High-res view of zinc transport protein

How much difference can a tenth of a nanometre make? When it comes to figuring out how proteins work, an improvement in resolution of that miniscule amount can mean the difference between seeing where atoms are and understanding how they interact.

Overexpressed protein promotes invasive cancer

Active, but non-invasive breast cancer is set free to roam as invasive breast cancer when an overexpressed protein converts it to a different cell type, scientists report.

Protein involved in neuron development

Scientists have identified a protein which plays a key role in the development of neurons, which could enhance our understanding of how the brain works, and how diseases such as Alzheimer's occur.






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