Tag: "coenzyme" at biology news
Max-Planck Researchers Unravel The Structure Of The Methane Forming Enzyme
...subunits. Of particular interest is the binding of coenzyme
F430, a Ni-porphinoid which exclusively occurs ...yl-coenzyme M (methyl-thioethane sulfonate) and coenzyme
B (7-thioheptanoyl threoninephosphate). The highly resolved crystal structure allows a descrip...
Compounds From Fruits, Vegetables And Grains Slow The Growth Of Human Tumor Cells
...ppressed the activity of 3 hydroxy-3-methyglutaryl coenzyme
A (HMG CoA)reductase, an enzyme critical for the maturation of lamin B as well as thesynthesis of cholesterol. "We've known since the 1950s that tumor cells are more sensitive to reductionsof HMG CoA reductase than healthy cells," Elson says. "When ...
UT Southwestern researchers identify enzyme deficiency responsible for some sudden infant death cases
...ficiency in the SCHAD - short-chainL-3-hydroxyacyl coenzyme
A dehydrogenase - enzyme." The findings were published in the July/August issue of Pediatric andDevelopmental Pathology. The deficiency occurs during the breakdown of fatty acids derived from fatstores in the body. The body uses these fats as an ene...
UM study finds no benefit in a popular heart supplement
... November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia. The supplement, coenzyme
Q10 (CoQ10) is taken by many heart failure patient... "We found no clear benefit to patients who used coenzyme
Q10," says Stephen Gottlieb, M.D, director of the cardiac care unit at the University of Maryland Me...
Vitamin-like substance leads to dramatic improvements in patients with muscular disorder
...a improved greatly after taking a substance called coenzyme
Q10, or CoQ10, Columbia researchers report. Once wheelchair-bound patients walked again with some assistance, and a woman was able to work outside her home for the first time. The research, published in the April issue of the journal Neurology, was l...
Genes that dictate metabolic processes in an ancient life form being identified by Virginia Tech biochemist
...in the chemistry of metabolizing CO2, particularly coenzyme
M, methanofuran, methanopterin, coenzyme
F420, and coenzyme
B. In the coenzyme
M biosynthetic pathway, for example, White's research team has...
Dietary supplements make old rats youthful, may help rejuvenate aging humans, according to UC Berkeley study
...t lost activity is due to binding for substrate or coenzyme
- like binding of acetyl-L-carnitine by carnitine acetyltransferase - and you can raise the level of those, then you can reverse some of the loss. "We showed, in fact, that that is what's happening with acetyl-L-carnitine. Aldehydes from lipid oxidat...
Megavitamins may help treat many genetic diseases, could tune up everyone's metabolism
...th high doses of the appropriate vitamin increases coenzyme
levels to overcome the binding defect and boost th...y high-dose vitamin therapy the minute they know a coenzyme
is involved in a disease or there is a problem with the substrate. It makes sense, since many of the...
Study suggests coenzyme Q10 slows functional decline in Parkinsons disease
...rolled, multicenter clinical trial of the compound coenzyme
Q10 suggest that it can slow disease progression i...s at 10 centers across the country to determine if coenzyme
Q10 is safe and if it can slow the rate of functional decline. The study was funded by the National...
'Ping-Pong' mechanism seen in gene-controlling enzyme
...ATs do this by transferring an acetyl group from a coenzyme
donor molecule to target proteins called histones ...ble to temporarily accept an acetyl group from the coenzyme
donor before handing it off to the histone protein. "This enzyme uses what we call a ping-pong mecha...
JCI Table of Contents, December 2, 2002
...**************************************** Malonyl coenzyme
A and the regulation of functional carnitinepalmitoyltransferase-1 activity and fat oxidation in human skeletal muscle CONTACT: Blake B. Rasmussen University of Southern California Department of Kinesiology University Park PED 107 Los Angeles, CA ...
Discoveries made about cellular reaction processes from ancient life
...gs encode a -L-glutamate ligases for methanogenic coenzyme
F 420 and tetrahydrosarcinapterin biosyntheses," ...e addition of two glutamates to F 420-0 in F 420 coenzyme
biosynthesis in Methanococcus jannaschii" is forthcoming in the journal Biochemistry. "Our initial ...
MIT helps unlock life-extending secrets of calorie restriction
... & Development that lowering the level of a common coenzyme
activates an anti-aging gene in yeast. Calorie res...in called Sir2, which is normally activated by the coenzyme
molecule NAD. Guarente has shown that SIR2 is integrally tied to extending life span in yeast and in...
Microscopy scans show how brain cells process energy
...ates of NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme
involved in brain-cell metabolism), the Cornell biophysicists say they have both confirmed and redefined the controversial "astrocyte-neuron lactate shuttle" hypothesis for brain energy metabolism. "Over the past decade scientists have passionately ...