Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new target for urinary tract infections and kidney stones

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that the secretion of uromodulin protein into urine can be induced by treatments that may protect against urinary tract infections and kidney stones, ...

Medical research

Potential COVID-19 treatment identified

A collaboration among scientists from UCLA and other universities in California, Delaware and Germany, as well as a German pharmaceutical company, has singled out a compound that shows promise for treating SARS-CoV-2, the ...

Medical research

Retooling small molecule kinase inhibitors for SARS-CoV-2

Researchers from Hefei University of Technology in China have recently published an exhaustive review in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry on emerging roles of small kinase inhibitors in the treatment of diseases. In contrast ...

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Kinase

In chemistry and biochemistry, a kinase is a type of enzyme that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific substrates, a process referred to as phosphorylation. Kinases are part of the larger family of phosphotransferases. Kinases are not to be confused with phosphorylases, which carry out phosphorolysis, the breaking of a bond using an inorganic phosphate group; or with phosphatases, which remove phosphate groups.

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