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Research Highlights

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]

Entry from: 27.08.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

The search for the VRAC

SCIENCE The Jentsch lab and the FMP Screening Unit identify a long-sought channel that helps cells reduce their volume[more]

Entry from: 04.08.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Brightly illuminated: Novel magnetic resonance diagnostics can detect diseased cells

PNAS Cell biologists, chemists and physicists from Berlin have successfully demonstrated the functionality of targeted xenon magnetic resonance imaging. The method could be used to specifically visualise pathological changes or certain cells of the body.[more]

Entry from: 04.06.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Turbocharger for nerve cells: operation of ADHS gene investigated

CELL REPORTS AND NEURON Individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity syndrome (ADHS) often have a higher frequency of mutations in the gene for GIT1 – the research group headed by Volker Haucke has now established the role played by this protein at neuronal (...)[more]

Entry from: 02.04.2014  
Category: Research Highlights

Leukodystrophy: an enigmatic inherited white matter disease associated with changes in chloride flux

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS People afflicted with leukodystrophy often experience difficulty with basic motor skills such as walking or coordinating their movements, and sometimes suffer from epileptic episodes. Efforts toward a better understanding into the genetic (...)[more]

 

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