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Chemicals this week: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 14, 2014
Updated: 12 hours ago

Chemicals this week: Aug. 14-21

Proteins


Only one enzyme needed for prediabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/single-enzyme-necessary-development-diabetes?et_cid=4102188&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Wound-healing proteins

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/critical-wound-healing-proteins-described/81250249/

Full, free item, image from
GEN

Other chemicals


Alzheimer Disease and DNA methylation

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40802/title/Methylation-Tied-to-Alzheimer-s/

Short, free story, links from
The Scientist

Mouse fecundity reduced with this commercial disinfectant


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/disinfectant-causes-reproductive-problems-in-mice/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140814

Full, free report from Sci. Am.

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Today's biochemistry

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 08, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Today's biochemistry

Nucleic acids and nitrogenous bases


Synthetic bases work fine in transcription

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dna-with-man-made-bases-functions-just-fine/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140813

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Sci. Am.

This non-coding RNA may help in heart failure

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/newly-discovered-heart-molecule-could-lead-effective-treatment-heart-failure?et_cid=4093925&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Biosci. Tech.

Proteins


Huntingtin, related to Huntington Disease, plays memory role

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/huntingtin-potential-target-in-huntington-s-participates-in-memory-formation/81250228/

Full, free item from GEN

Looking at glutamate receptors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/scientists-use-subcellular-imaging-visualize-glutamate-receptors?et_cid=4084265&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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Biochemistry

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 20, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Better biochemicals: July 31-Aug. 7

Lipids

Some fatty acids more risky than others

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/some-saturated-fatty-acids-may-carry-bigger-risk-others?et_cid=4086146&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Biosci. Tech.

DDT (insecticide) linked to type II diabetes and obesity

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0103337

Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from
PLoS One

Low testosterone and complex communication in humans

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/08/did-lower-testosterone-help-civilize-humanity?et_cid=4082360&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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Chemical grab bag


Serotonin receptor's X-ray structure determined

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/uncovering-3-d-structure-key-neuroreceptor?et_cid=4081833&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
R&D Mag.

Fun, easy demonstrations


http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=4&from=en-us_msnhp#/video/2f1e9056-ddc7-4b29-9fa4-f2f5acd4d8fc
 
Free video from MSN

More molecules: July 24-31

Proteins and polypeptides

New peptide could stop Alzheimer
http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/new-protein-structure-could-help-treat-alzheimer%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4071105&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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R&D Mag.

A peptide to renew beta cells in the pancreatic islets

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/07/peptide-generates-new-insulin-producing-cells?et_cid=4075348&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

TRAP-1 protein lacking : slower aging and lower cancer risk

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/gene-deletion-slows-aging-and-reduces-cancer-risk/81250184/

Full, free item from GEN


Nucleic acids


This RNA regulates apoptosis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/long-noncoding-rna-regulating-apoptosis-discovered/81250177/

Full, free item from GEN

A bounty of biochemicals: July 17-24


Nucleic acids and nitrogenous bases


Problems using micro-RNA for phylogenetic tree

http://www.nature.com/news/flaws-emerge-in-rna-method-to-build-tree-of-life-1.15625

​Full, free article, linked citations from
Nature

Unnatural nitrogenous base pairs work well

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dna-with-man-made-bases-functions-just-fine/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140721

Short, free note from
Sci. Am.

Proteins


Actin's structure at atomic level determined

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/study-reveals-atomic-structure-key-muscle-component?et_cid=4065557&et_rid=54713780&location=top

​Full, free essay, image from
R&D Mag.

Giant protein mapped: Anaphase promoting complex

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/scientists-map-one-most-important-proteins-life%E2%80%94and-cancer?et_cid=4058248&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Looking at chemicals: July 10-17
Cross-membrane cell proteins dancing to music!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/cell-membrane-proteins-give-their-secrets?et_cid=4052885&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay, video from
Biosci. Tech.

Complex proteome

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40516/title/Added-Layers-of-Proteome-Complexity/

Full, free story, reference from The Scientist

Novel protein linked to Alzheimer Disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/new-brain-protein-tied-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=4050762&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Biochemistry and A&P this week: July 3-10
Removing these parts of the protein and blood clotting

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/removing-parts-shape-shifting-protein-explains-how-blood-clots?et_cid=4048682&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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R&D Mag.

This cell stress protein at nexus of apoptosis or life

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40418/title/Protein-Helps-Cells-Adapt-or-Die/

Complete, free report, reference from The Scientist

Better biochemical news: June 26-July 3
Thanks this week to 'net detective Brian Salisbury

Nucleic acids

Micro-RNA puts the breaks on osteoclasts


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/mirna-study-offers-hope-for-new-osteoporosis-therapy/81250033/

Full, free report from GEN 

How does DNA protect itself from UV light?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/06/scientists-use-x-rays-look-how-dna-protects-itself-uv-light?et_cid=4012990&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

More biochemicals

What is the structure of milk when it is being digested?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140623095806.htm

Full, free report from
Sci. Daily

Protein ASC in clumps and the spread of inflammation

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40313/title/Protein-Clumps-Spread-Inflammation/

Complete, free article, images, references from The Scientist

Biochemical news: June 19-June 26

Cut the methane in the gut, increase insulin sensitivity

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/eradication-gut-methane-improves-insulin-sensitivity-lipid-profiles?et_cid=4015144&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

Detecting meth and its relatives


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/molecular-detector-could-find-meth-and-other-illegal-drugs/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140619

Full, free story, link from Sci. Am.


Get clued in on chemistry: June 12-19

Tip-link protein in "hair cells" of cochlea


http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/protein-discovery-may-lead-to-cure-for-hearing-loss/81249996/

Full, free essay from
GEN

The dance of the proteins: confirmational changes

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/from-protein-dance-positions-to-protein-drug-pas-de-deux/81249973/

Complete, free report, images from GEN

A bounty of biochemistry: June 5-12

Simpler molecules

Urinating in a swimming pool can damage the lungs? See how:


http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/06/10/dont-go-in-the-water-what-happens-when-you-pee-in-a-pool/

Full, free article, links from
Sci. Am.

Macromolecules

Cadherins form catch bonds between cells


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/06/researchers-find-mechanism-forms-cell-cell-catch-bonds?et_cid=3980821&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay, image, link to original abstract from
R&D Mag.

Major actor in DNA repair, transcription also

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/researchers-discover-enzyme%E2%80%99s-role-dna-repair?et_cid=3985570&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Huntington Disease protein spreads to healthy cells


http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/06/huntingtons-mutant-protein-spreads-sick-healthy-cells?et_cid=3979349&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Self-assembling nanomachines from proteins

http://hsnewsbeat.uw.edu/story/self-assembling-nanomachines-start-click

Press release from Univ. Washington

Contemporary biochem.: May 29-June 5

How is your biochemistry grammar?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Evidence-based-Grammar-Proteins-Genes-and-Things-In-between/biotechniques-351978.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=62c2d5b763-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-62c2d5b763-87291326#.U433DdJdXzg

Full, free column from
BioTechniques

Is this the fountain-of-youth protein?

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-352036.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=f83da6a060-pcr-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-f83da6a060-87291326#.U4zUJdJdXzh

Complete, free report from
BioTechniques

Human proteome draft complete

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v509/n7502/full/nature13302.html

Free abstract from Nature


Chemicals to the rescue: May 22-29

Why does eumelanin absorbs light so well?

http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1873911

Full, free report from R&D Mag.

Prions and Alzheimer disease

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/alzheimer%E2%80%99s-other-conditions-linked-prion-proteins?et_cid=3957420&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Polydopamine changes RBC antigens--wide range of recipients then?

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/05/universal-blood-immunocamouflage-polydopamine-mussel

Short, free item, images from Chem. World

Biochemistry this week: May 15-22
Thanks to 'net detective Vuvi Ngoyen

General chemistry notes

Anti-sense oligonucleotide reversed Alzheimer in mice

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/compound-reverses-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-symptoms-mice?et_cid=3952561&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

The role of carbon monoxide in deep sea mammals


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/scientists-investigate-role-%E2%80%98silent-killer%E2%80%99-inside-deep-diving-animals?et_cid=3942565&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Chemistry fun with Fallon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OELiqiIHZEI&list=UU8-Th83bH_thdKZDJCrn88g

Free video from You Tube

Protein news

Toxic protein at fault in progeria


http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/05/racing-clock-help-young-patients-old-hearts?et_cid=3951100&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Key protein in embryonic ear development

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/05/researchers-find-key-factor-early-auditory-development?et_cid=3951149&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from
Drug discov. & develop.

This RNA starts translation by binding to repressor proteins


http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40015/title/RNA-Puts-Proteins-in-a-Headlock/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

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