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2013-08-26 11:46:58

University of Leicester experts discover glutathione peroxidase activity improves symptoms in models of the neurodegenerative disorder Leicester geneticists have discovered a potential defense against Huntington's disease – a fatal neurodegenerative disorder which currently has no cure. The team of University of Leicester researchers identified that glutathione peroxidase activity – a key antioxidant in cells – protects against symptoms of the disease in model organisms. They...

2009-02-03 09:30:00

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Research Products announced today that it will offer a high specific activity lyophilized grade of the enzyme Glutathione Reductase (GR). Dr. Bryce Cunningham, President and Chief Technology Officer of Bio-Research, reports that this is the first commercial version of the enzyme as a readily soluble freeze dried powder free of ammonium ions. Glutathione Reductase is part of test kits measuring human tissue for Reactive Oxygen Species...

2004-11-27 03:00:10

ABSTRACT Selenium is effective in reducing cancer incidence in animal models, and epidemiologic data, as well as supplementation trials, have indicated that selenium is likely to be effective in humans. The mechanism by which selenium prevents cancer remains unknown. The mammalian genome encodes 25 selenoprotein genes, each containing one or more molecules of selenium in the form of the amino acid selenocysteine, translationally inserted into the growing peptide in response to the UGA...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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