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Research Highlights

Entry from: 31.08.2018  
Category: Research Highlights

Presynapses come in a packet – Berlin Scientists Identify the Components and Architecture of Neuronal Contact Sites

NEURON Synapses are the interfaces for information exchange between neurons. Teams of scientists working with Professor Dr. Volker Haucke, Director at the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, (...)[more]

Entry from: 14.05.2018  

A Matter of Dynamics

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Most ion channels are very selective about the ions, which may or may not pass through them. They may be conductive for potassium ions and non-conductive for sodium ions or vice versa. However, a number of ion channels allows for the (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.05.2018  
Category: Research Highlights

When Bacteria Build Homes

PNAS Bacteria like to make their gooey homes along boundary surfaces to protect themselves from inclement conditions and attacks. So far, however, the architectural strategy of these bacteria has eluded researchers. A team working with the scientists Anne Diehl (...)[more]

Entry from: 04.04.2018  
Category: Research Highlights

How a Mutated Gene Triggers Hypertension

NATURE GENETICS Arterial hypertension (high blood pressure) can occur when the adrenal cortex produces excess aldosterone hormone. How does this happen? Scientists working at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) and the Max Delbrück Center for (...)[more]

Entry from: 27.09.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

Novel contrast medium promises deep insights into the fate of cells

NATURE PROTOCOLS Imagine tracing the fate of specific cells in deep layers of tissue using minute amounts of an externally triggered contrast medium. The almost unimaginable is within reach today! A new contrast medium in the form of gas vesicles moves this goal (...)[more]

Entry from: 27.09.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

Introducing nano antibodies into living cells

NATURE CHEMISTRY: Researchers report on cell-permeable nanobodies Scientists at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich and the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) have managed to introduce tiny antibodies (...)[more]

Entry from: 02.06.2017  
Category: Research Highlights

New therapeutic attack point: Scientists find off-switch for the mTor complex

SCIENCE As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. However, in cells affected by pathological change, the regulation goes array. Therefore, it would be helpful if the central control could be simply (...)[more]

 

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