Medical research

The role of metabolic signaling in preventing atrial fibrillation

Research from the Yale School of Medicine indicates that a protein kinase that is a master regulator of cell metabolism is critical to preventing atrial fibrillation. The research appeared April 22 in the journal JCI Insight.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists target protein to lower risk of prostate cancer spread

Targeting a specific protein that is often overexpressed in prostate cancer can help prevent or delay the disease from spreading to other parts of the body, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai Cancer investigators.

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 ...

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Protein kinase

A protein kinase is a kinase enzyme that modifies other proteins by chemically adding phosphate groups to them (phosphorylation). Phosphorylation usually results in a functional change of the target protein (substrate) by changing enzyme activity, cellular location, or association with other proteins. The human genome contains about 500 protein kinase genes and they constitute about 2% of all human genes. Protein kinases are also found in bacteria and plants. Up to 30% of all human proteins may be modified by kinase activity, and kinases are known to regulate the majority of cellular pathways, especially those involved in signal transduction.

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