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Research Highlights

Entry from: 13.01.2016  
Category: Research Highlights

Muscle weakness: Berlin scientists unravel defects in rare hereditary disease myotubular myopathy

NATURE Tiny deviations in the body's cells can sometimes have severe consequences. Researchers from Berlin have discovered why cells from patients suffering from the rare muscular disease myotubular myopathy cannot function properly. Through the paper published (...)[more]

Entry from: 10.12.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

Uptake mechanisms of cytostatics discovered

EMBO JOURNAL How does a cytostatic like cisplatin or carboplatin actually get into the cell? Scientists at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) and the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin, in (...)[more]

Entry from: 10.12.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

Down to the atom: Bacterial skeleton in close-up

PNAS AND SCIENCE ADVANCES For a long time, bacteria were considered to be primitive structures, and it was not until the most modern of imaging techniques were used that their fine inner structure was discovered. The Berlin biophysicist Adam Lange has now (...)[more]

Entry from: 25.09.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

A synaptic governess

NEURON AND NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Protein AP180 plays a subtle role in neurotransmission. It ensures the efficient recycling of a synaptic vesicle protein during high neuronal activity. Loss of AP180 has astounding effects on behavioral patterns in animal (...)[more]

Entry from: 19.05.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

A new active substance inhibits the migration of cancer cells

PNAS Scientists from Berlin have invented a whole new class of active substances: the "proteomimetics" mimic certain structural motifs of large protein molecules and at the same time can penetrate cell walls. Researchers from the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.02.2015  
Category: Research Highlights

Synchronization in the brain: a potassium channel harmonizes neuronal activity

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Voltage-activated potassium channels dampen the excitability of neurons and act as set screws to fine-tune the inner workings of the brain. The role of a recently investigated channel subtype, potassium channel KCNQ5, was surprising: [more]

Entry from: 10.11.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Protein Phosphorylation: Hunting the Phantom

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Proteins are masters of metamorphosis: they are transformed, activated or deactivated in the cells as required. These vital modification processes have been the subject of research for many years, but some have only become (...)[more]

 

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