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2012-09-17 14:10:44

Chemists at UC San Diego have developed a method that for the first time provides scientists the ability to attach chemical probes onto proteins and subsequently remove them in a repeatable cycle. Their achievement, detailed in a paper that appears online this week in the journal Nature Methods, will allow researchers to better understand the biochemistry of naturally formed proteins in order to create better antibiotics, anti-cancer drugs, biofuels, food crops and other natural products....

2012-01-27 12:20:38

New research by scientists at the University of Southampton could lead to the design of more effective drugs to combat malaria. The research will enable scientists to learn more about the nature of the enzymes required for vitamin biosynthesis by the malaria causing pathogen Plasmodium. Vitamins are essential nutrients required in small amounts, the lack of which leads to deficiencies. Many pathogenic microorganisms produce vitamins, and these biosynthetic pathways may provide suitable...

2010-11-24 11:42:38

Biosynthetic breakthrough paves way for other pharmaceuticals Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have reported the first successful production of the antibiotic erythromycin A, and two variations, using E. coli as the production host. The work, published in the November 24, 2010, issue of Chemistry and Biology, offers a more cost-effective way to make both erythromycin A and new drugs that will combat the growing incidence of antibiotic resistant pathogens. Equally...

2009-01-06 06:00:00

BALTIMORE, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- FASgen, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a research and license agreement with Centocor, Inc. This agreement will give Centocor, Inc. and its Ortho Biotech Oncology Research and Development division affiliates the opportunity to discover and develop novel small molecule inhibitors of the fatty acid biosynthesis pathway via selective inhibition of Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS) for use in Oncology. The FASgen researchers have extensive...


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