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An “anchor” that keeps proteins together

Researchers discover new scaffold protein

08-09-2014

All organisms react to different external and internal stimuli: if, for example, the hyphae fungus Sordaria macrospora is supplied with food, it produces fruiting bodies as part of its oestrous cycle. To initiate this reaction, signals have to be transmitted within the cell, which are conveyed by ...

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Why HIV patients develop dementia

Researchers track harmful immune reactions in the brain

05-09-2014

Since the introduction of the combination anti-retroviral therapy (cART) in the mid-90s, the life expectancy of HIV patients has significantly improved. As a result, long-term complications are becoming more relevant: almost every second HIV patient is affected by neurocognitive disorders, which ...

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Proteins that replace silicon: A semi-artificial leaf faster than “natural” photosynthesis

22-08-2014

A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their recent report in Chemistry - a European journal, selected as a very important paper (VIP) by the journal, ...

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Efficient production of hydrogen by algae

20-08-2014

Microalgae need only sunlight and water for the production of hydrogen. However, in order to make hydrogen production by microalgae economically feasible their efficiency has to be increased by 1-2 orders of magnitude. In the current issue of Energy and Environmental Science scientists from the ...

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When wine hits the right nerve

Neither the sense of taste nor the sense of smell is responsible for barrique appreciation

07-05-2014

If wine leaves a bitter, cotton-like coating on the tongue, neither the sense of taste nor the sense of smell is responsible. The traditional oak barrel character, also called barrique character, is perceived via the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for, among other things, pain and ...

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Small peptides as potential antibiotics

Research team decodes the effects of an antimicrobial peptide on bacterial cells

26-03-2014

Small peptides attack bacteria in many different ways and may well become a new generation of antibiotics. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been researching how such peptides kill bacterial cells. “It is quite possible that, in ten years time, all of the currently marketed ...

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A signal to survive: How the Parkin enzyme inhibits neuronal cell death

The Michael J. Fox Foundation supports new project at the RUB

02-01-2014

Cell biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have launched a new project to unravel the role of the enzyme Parkin in promoting neuronal survival. The team of Prof Dr Konstanze F. Winklhofer from the Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, is looking for ...

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Anti-epilepsy drugs can cause inflammations

Inflammatory reactions should be taken under consideration in drug selection

02-01-2014

Physicians at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have been investigating if established anti-epilepsy drugs have anti-inflammatory or pro-inflammatory properties – an effect for which these pharmaceutical agents are not usually tested. One of the substances tested caused stronger inflammations, ...

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The yin and yang in the life of proteins

Two opposing mechanisms regulate the transport of proteins in peroxisomes

24-10-2013

Recycling or “scrap press”: physicians at the Ruhr-Universität have found out which molecular mechanisms decide about the fate of the import receptor Pex18. Pex18 is responsible for the import of proteins into specific cell components, namely peroxisomes. Two opposing regulatory circuits ...

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The coelacanth leads a monogamous life

Research team analyses genetic make-up of two pregnant females

19-09-2013

Scientists have successfully analysed the genetic make-up of the offspring of pregnant coelacanth females for the first time. They found that the likelihood that the offspring is fathered by one single individual is very high – unlike with many other fish species. Analysis of the microsatellite ...

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