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Researchers solve killer protein's 'crime'
... death; these deadly molecules are kept on a tight leash
by the IAPs, for "Inhibitors of Apoptosis Proteins," or, as Steller calls them, "the breaks on death." Consequently, before cell death can occur these "brakes" must be released. This is the job of the Reaper family of proteins, which includes Reap...
Project to make smallpox inoculations safe by 'leashing' current vaccine virus
...ication, you can treat it. It's a way of putting a leash
on a virus that is really useful but can sometimes... bacterial infections. "This is a way of putting a leash
on a virus, and it provides a solution to a big problem in viral research," he said. "For example, w...
Ultra-thin coating traps DNA on a leash
...nstitute. "The DNA that attaches to this flexible leash
is able to act as if it were free floating." The organic molecules that make up the coating have one end that attaches to the glass and the other end with three functional amine groups where DNA strands can interact and attach. Retention of DNA is ...
Immune system's attack dogs kept on genetic leash
...e mouse immune system have to be kept on a genetic leash
to prevent them from mounting inappropriate attacks on the mouse's own tissues, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. The findings, reported in this week's issue of Science, are the first scientific proof...