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2014-06-19 23:05:34

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists advance understanding of how cells manage their vast array of proteins and how system failures can lead to cancer and other diseases. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered how an important “on” switch is attached to the machinery that cells rely on to adapt thousands of proteins to meet changing conditions. The research appears in the current issue of the journal Cell....

2012-10-09 22:19:00

Discovery of new biological pathway may help scientists redesign certain diabetes drugs to eliminate or reduce adverse side effects Many drugs work by "fixing" a particular biological pathway that's gone awry in a disease. But sometimes drugs affect other pathways too, producing undesirable side effects that can be severe enough to outweigh the drug's benefits. Such is the case for the thiazolidinedione drugs (also known as TZDs), which are used to treat type 2 diabetes. These are...

2008-09-18 15:00:13

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Carrie Strehlau, +1-901-595-2295, carrie.strehlau@stjude.org, or Summer Freeman, +1-901-595-3061, summer.freeman@stjude.org, both of St. Jude Public Relations Researchers have determined how an enzyme that stitches all- important molecular adjustments onto proteins contorts itself to regulate its own function MEMPHIS, Tenn.,Sept. 18/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have gained new insight into how the cells vast...

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