News tagged with enzyme

Gene decoding obeys road traffic rules

One of life's most basic processes—transcription of the genetic code—resembles road traffic, including traffic jams, accidents and a police force that controls the flow of vehicles. This surprising finding, reported recently ...

Jul 31, 2013
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A promising target to treat asthma

An enzyme known for its role in heart disease may well be a promising target to treat asthma. Researchers from the University of Iowa have found that the enzyme, called CaMKII, is linked to the harmful effects of oxidation ...

Jul 24, 2013
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Vitamin C helps control gene activity in stem cells

Vitamin C affects whether genes are switched on or off inside mouse stem cells, and may thereby play a previously unknown and fundamental role in helping to guide normal development in mice, humans and other animals, a scientific ...

Jul 01, 2013
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