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2012-02-09 18:25:48

A protein kinase known as ROCK1 can exacerbate an important process called fission in the mitochondria, the power plants of cells, leading to diabetic kidney disease, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online today in the journal Cell Metabolism. (ROCK1 stands for (Rho-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase 1.) "We have shown the connection between ROCK1 and the progression to kidney disease through the effect of ROCK1 on the mitochondria,"...

2011-03-07 15:34:55

A small piece of genetic material called microRNA-29c plays a major role in the development of kidney diseases related to diabetes, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a recent report in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. In a report that demonstrates the effect of this microRNA both in the laboratory and in animals, Dr. Farhad R. Danesh, associate professor of medicine "“ nephrology and pharmacology at BCM, and his colleagues show that microRNA-29c targets a...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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