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What is the Link between Protein Folding and Prion Disease?

Posted by The Protein Man on Aug 12, 2020 5:00:00 PM



Prion diseases (also referred to as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, or TSEs) are a group of progressive, untreatable, and fatal neurodegenerative conditions affecting both humans and animals. Generally, these conditions are characterized by long incubation periods (usually between 5 to 20 years), disruption in the normal tissue structure (resulting in holes and vacuole formation in the neurons), and the absence of an inflammatory response.

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Topics: Protein Purification, Molecular Biology, Western Blotting, Protein Electrophoresis, Cytotoxicity Assays, Sample Clean Up, Protein Concentration, Protein Fractionation, Protein Labeling, Protein Extraction, Buffers & Chemicals

How the cilium became a ‘villain’ in Apicomplexan parasites?

Posted by The Protein Man on Jul 15, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Evolution of ancient cellular components paves a path to parasitic adaptations in Apicomplexan parasites.

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Topics: Molecular Biology, Protein Electrophoresis, Protein Concentration, Protease Inhibitors, Protein Labeling

Exposure to Intestinal microbes in early life can influence development of thymic lymphocytes : A review of current literature

Posted by The Protein Man on Jun 23, 2020 10:11:22 AM

 

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Topics: Western Blotting, Protein Electrophoresis, Protein Estimation, Protein Concentration, Protease Inhibitors, Protein Fractionation, Protein Labeling

Protein palmitoylation and sulfhydryl chemistry methods to capture palmitoylated proteins

Posted by The Protein Man on Oct 29, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Proteins undergo many kinds of post translational modifications (PTMs), such as phosphorylation, ubiquitination, SUMOylation, geranyl-geranylation, farnesylation, myristoylation, acetylation, succinylation and palmitoylation. PTMs can be reversible or irreversible, they can be dynamic or stable. PTMs enable fine tuning of protein function in response to various internal and external signals and therefore they have profound effects on cellular physiology, metabolism, survival and growth.

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Topics: Protein Labeling

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