HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
McGill scientists publish detailed picture of how nutrients and other molecules get into cells

for a variety of fields in biology and medicine," said Dr. Pietro De Camilli, Professor of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Dr. McPherson together with postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Franois Blondeau and other colleagues identified 209 proteins. "About half of the proteins we identified are already known to be associated with clathrin-coated vesicles, validating our approach," said Dr. Blondeau. "The rest are novel proteins or proteins with known function that were not previously known to be involved in this process. This identification allows us to hypothesize on how these proteins function in this essential activity of the cells."

"Dr. McPherson's work is a great example of the unique "Cell Map" approach that the Montreal Proteomics Network has taken to perform proteomics experimentation", said Dr. John Bergeron, Director of the Montreal Proteomics Network. "This work allows us to build a map of the location and function of the proteins in the cell, creating a picture of interacting complexes and networks. Ultimately this map will provide a guide to understanding a large number of human diseases."

In June 2000 researchers announced the first draft version of the human genome sequence. This was important because it spelled out all of the genes that define humans and gave the instructions for making the proteins. Proteins do the functional work in the cell and are much more complex than DNA. The roughly 30,000 human genes lead to more than three hundred thousand different proteins. The ability to rapidly and globally detect proteins represents the next step in biology. Revolutions in technology of mass spectrometry which were honoured by the 2002 Nobel Prize for chemistry, have paved the way for proteomics.


'"/>

Contact: Sandra McPherson
sandra.mcpherson@mcgill.ca
514-398-1902
McGill University
9-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant
2. MNI-McGill researcher first to discover that normal nerve cells can mimic viruses
3. New McGill researchers win recognition
4. McGill launches Centre for Bioinformatics
5. McGill team offers new hopes in cures for Parkinsons disease, schizophrenia, depression, drug addiction and severe pain
6. Nonchemical weedkiller has huge potential; hungriest nations may benefit thanks to McGill plant scientists
7. Major grant to aid McGill University professors efforts to improve school science teaching
8. DNA lends scientists a hand, revealing new chemical reactions
9. Conference at UH opens doors for new scientists, engineers
10. Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
11. UCI scientists successfully target key HIV protein; breakthrough may lead to new drug therapies

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/9/2016)... Paris Police Prefecture ... solution to ensure the safety of people and operations in ... major tournament Teleste, an international technology group specialised ... today that its video security solution will be utilised by ... public safety across the country. The system roll-out is scheduled ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... The Department of Transport Management (DOTM) ... million US Dollar project, for the , Supply ... Enrolment, and IT Infrastructure , to ... implementation of Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors participated ... was selected for the most compliant and innovative ...
(Date:6/1/2016)... NEW YORK , June 1, 2016 ... Biometric Technology in Election Administration and Criminal Identification to ... According to a recently released TechSci Research report, " ... Sector, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - ... $ 24.8 billion by 2021, on account of growing ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Pleasant Prairie, WI (PRWEB) , ... June 23, ... ... sciences consultancy focused on quality, regulatory and technical consulting, provides a free ... webinar is presented on July 13, 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ReportsnReports.com adds 2016 global ... pharmaceuticals section with historic and forecast data along ... Complete report on the Cell Culture ... companies and supported with 261 tables and figures ... The Global Cell Culture Media Industry ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016  According to ... next generation sequencing (NGS) market include significant efforts ... smaller sequencers.  More accessible and affordable sequencers, say ... growing demand for consumables including sample prep materials.  ... Market for Sample Preparation for Next Generation Sequencing ...
(Date:6/22/2016)... June 22, 2016   ViaCyte, Inc. , a ... cell-derived islet replacement therapy for the treatment of diabetes ... 2016 Annual Meeting.  ISSCR 2016, the Global Stem Cell ... Moscone West in San Francisco.    ... are as follows:Event: , Focus Session: Tools for Basic ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: