News tagged with mutant protein

Aging brains need 'chaperone' proteins

(Medical Xpress)—The word "chaperone" refers to an adult who keeps teenagers from acting up at a dance or overnight trip. It also describes a type of protein that can guard the brain against its own troublemakers: ...

Jan 30, 2014
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Gene linked to pancreatic cancer growth, study finds

A mutant protein found in nearly all pancreatic cancers plays a role not only in the cancer's development but in its continued growth, according to a new study from University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer ...

Jan 31, 2012
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Characterizing a toxic offender

The brains of individuals with Alzheimer's disease contain protein aggregates called plaques and tangles, which interfere with normal communication between nerve cells and cause progressive learning and memory ...

Dec 09, 2011
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Toxic proteins damage nerve cells

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne and University College London have now unearthed the way in which a specific genetic mutation leads to neuronal damage in two serious ...

Aug 12, 2014
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