Tag: "interaction" at biology news
Interaction of just 2 genes governs coloration patterns in mice
...of California, San Diego, have found that a simple interaction
between just two genes determines the patterns of ...ue patterns of fur color are produced via a simple interaction
between genes." ...
Bursts of waves drive immune system 'soldiers' toward invaders
... already known to trigger cells to move, but their interaction
to generate the self-sustaining waves has now been...waves is how relatively simple patterns of protein interaction
can generate very complex behaviors," says Weiner. "Evolution has found the same solution to generat...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...in1. In fact, the authors suggest that this second interaction
either involves dissociation from syntaxin or a conformational change in the N-terminal domain of Munc18. 2. Pak1 and Neuronal Polarity Tom Jacobs, Frdric Causeret, Yoshiaki V. Nishimura, Mami Terao, Adele Norman, Mikio Hoshino, and Margareta ...
Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness
...peration of such molecular networks at the protein interaction
level often build the molecular basis of diseases. In the case of ciliary diseases (ciliopathies), the restricted functionalities of cilium cause deafness, blindness or even severe syndrome diseases. LCA is therefore a good model which also enables t...
Human knowledge is based upon directed connectivity between brain areas
... feed-backward information flow and quantified the interaction
between brain areas in greater detail, reports Alois Schlgl, expert for biomedical signal processing at the University of Technology Graz, Austria and at the Fraunhofer Institute Berlin. He has made this new type of coupling analysis freely available...
Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
...particles play an important role in increasing the interaction
between hydrogen and the SWNTs to enhance the change of resistance of the device when it is exposed to hydrogen molecules. According to Sun, these sensors exhibit excellent sensing performance in terms of high sensitivity, fast response time and qu...
Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis
... Hauser said. I believe that this receptor and its interaction
with regulatory T cells will now become a major focus of research on MS. The NEJM paper involved a hypothesis-neutral approach, in which the research teams scanned the entire genome of MS patients, their families and a control group for similariti...
Research shows NPD1 protects a key component of vision
...e papers reports also the discovery that the daily interaction
of photoreceptors and RPE cells balance against damage is maintained by NPD1. The regulation of these proteins involved in cell survival or death shown by this research will help us define NPD1 survival bioactivity in the RPE cell, notes Dr. Bazan. ...
Risk genes for multiple sclerosis uncovered
...mmune system. I believe that this receptor and its interaction
with regulatory T cells will now become a major focus of research on MS, says Stephen Hauser, professor of neurology at University of California San Francisco, and another author on the paper. This latest paper is among a series of recent whole-gen...
UCLA study links air pollution to clogged arteries
...e researchers set up a scenario to investigate the interaction
between diesel exhaust particles and the fatty aci...ardiology at the Geffen School of Medicine. The interaction
left a genetic footprint that reveals how interaction
between the particles and cholesterol accelera...
Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity
... genes. Results of this study help explain the interaction
between genes and diet that underlies diet-induced obesity, comments senior author Mark Friedman. They also point to a way to identify individuals at risk for dietary obesity, perhaps even during childhood before the development of unhealthy eating ...
One species, many genomes
...er knockout hits. Genes that are important for the interaction
with other organisms, on the other hand, such as those responsible for defense against pathogens or infections, are much more variable than the average gene. "The genetic variability appears to reflect adaptation of local circumstances," says Weigel....
JCI table of contents: July 19, 2007
...cytokine IL-12 by dendritic cells in the liver and interaction
of these dendritic cells with type II NKT cells was able to regulate the activity of type I NKT cells. The authors suggest that this activity could be exploited for the purpose of devising therapeutic interventions for inflammatory disease, including...
New proteomics research promises to revolutionize biomedical discovery
...the IRCM researchers was basically to identify the interaction
partners of many proteins of well-known function, ...ed) function(s). By systematically identifying the interaction
partners of 32 human proteins known to exert specific functions in gene transcription and RNA proces...
Research study describes the role part of the brain plays in memory
...ormation acquired during a brief episode of social interaction
in very different circumstances. Therefore, they need the flexible expression of memory, which is one of the main traits of declarative memory. This task depends on learning how to associate smells, a function that is commanded by a specific region...
Monkeys don't go for easy pickings
... Cognition. The articles in the issue look at the interaction
of social and ecological factors and their influence on the evolution of primate intelligence. The authors investigated whether a group of six white-faced saki monkeys, living on an island in Venezuela, used memory to travel to select feeding resou...
Unraveling the physics of DNA's double helix
...want to create accurate models of DNA to study its interaction
with proteins or drugs, for example, you need to understand the basic physics of the molecule. For that, you need solid measurements of the forces that stabilize DNA." In a study published online by Physical Review Letters on July 5, Marszalek's te...
JCI table of contents: July 12, 2007
...1739 HEMATOLOGY The clot thickens: protein interaction
is a drug target for blood clot prevention Afte... selective disruption of the talinalpha-IIb beta 3 interaction
protects mice from pulmonary thromboembolism the formation of blood clots in the vessel that carrie...
EMBL expands to Australia
...P. Australias associate membership will facilitate interaction
between the Australian and European molecular biology communities and will encourage the exchange of scientists between the two continents. Combining their complementary expertise will benefit both Australian science and research at EMBL. Collabora...
Study finds Western-style 'meat-sweet' diet increases risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
.... According to Tseng, there seems to be a specific interaction
between obesity and western cuisine among postmenopausal women that drives breast cancer, although the study did not offer a specific mechanism. Tseng and her colleagues examined cases of women from the Shanghai Breast Cancer Study, 25 to 64 years...
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