Latest Alkaline phosphatase Stories

2012-03-08 13:42:25

Doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, working with Shriners Hospital for Children and other institutions, have identified a promising new treatment for a rare and sometimes life-threatening bone disorder that can affect infants and young children. Known as hypophosphatasia, the condition upsets bone metabolism, blocking important minerals such as calcium from depositing in the skeleton. In the March 8, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine,...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com publishes articles on specific topics in the biological sciences. The latest inclusions cover Alkaline Phosphatase which is an enzyme with multiple use in research and present in all human tissues, Tryptophan which is one of the twenty standard amino acids, and Cosmid which are hybrid plasmids that contains cos DNA sequences. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) December 01, 2011 The Science Magazine EurekaMag.com covers a wide range of topics including biology,...

2010-09-08 06:30:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Enobia Pharma today provided an update on key developments in its comprehensive effort to develop ENB-0040 (asfotase alfa), an experimental bone-targeted enzyme replacement therapy, for the treatment of hypophosphatasia (HPP). Hypophosphatasia is a rare, inherited, and sometimes fatal metabolic bone disease that affects individuals of all ages. Enobia announced today that it has been issued United States Patent No. 7,763,712 B2, providing robust...

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