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2009-09-09 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma announced today that the US Patent office has issued patent US 7,572,452 B2, titled "Method for Stimulating Wound Healing." aTyr Pharma is the sole assignee of this patent, and Professor Sunghoon Kim, a scientific co-founder of aTyr Pharma, is the inventor. An example of aTyr Pharma's broad intellectual property portfolio and the fifteenth filed patent related to aTyr Pharma's work in tRNA synthetases, this patent covers new extracellular...

2009-08-06 14:27:00

As letters of the alphabet spell out words, when amino acids are linked to one another in a particular order they "spell out" proteins. But sometimes the cell machinery for building proteins in our bodies makes a mistake and the wrong amino acid is inserted. The consequences can be devastating, resulting in a garbled protein that no longer has the correct function, possibly leading to cancers and other diseases.Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have examined how an enzyme...

2009-07-13 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Research published in the June 26, 2009 edition of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences provides further evidence for novel roles of tRNA synthetases in disease, validating the therapeutic potential for aTyr Pharma's new class of naturally occurring protein agents. The aminoacyl tRNA synthetases are universal and essential components of protein synthesis machinery found in all organisms, but human synthetases have naturally occurring resected...

2009-06-08 05:00:00

Research Published by Scripps Associate Professor Xiang-Lei Yang Further Validates aTyr Pharma's Discovery Engine for Proprietary Drugs SAN DIEGO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The June 1st, 2009 edition of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) News & Views highlights newly published research from the laboratory of Associate Professor Xiang-Lei Yang, a scientific co-founder of aTyr Pharma. Professor Yang's latest study (Chemistry & Biology, vol. 16, pp. 531-539) builds on her previous...

2009-04-15 08:02:43

 In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois have identified and visualized the signaling pathways in protein-RNA complexes that help set the genetic code in all organisms. The genetic code allows information stored in DNA to be translated into proteins.The researchers report their findings in a paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and posted on the journal's Web site."Using molecular dynamics simulations and new...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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