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2009-09-14 13:59:46

Specific glutathione S-transferase in caterpillars inhibits plant hormone OPDA Cis-OPDA (12-oxophytodienoic acid) is a highly reactive plant hormone which simultaneously serves as a precursor molecule of the metabolic "master switch" jasmonic acid. Both signal herbivory in leaves and shoots of plants and activate the plants' defense reaction against caterpillars. Cis-OPDA, when reaching the hemolymph of the caterpillar, has a negative effect on the animal, leading to premature pupation and,...

2009-08-03 14:14:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: TELK) today announced that the positive results from a Phase 1 multicenter, dose escalation study of ezatiostat hydrochloride (TELINTRA, TLK199) tablets in patients with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) have been published in a leading peer reviewed journal, Blood, 25 June 2009; Vol. 113, No. 26, pp. 6533-6540. Positive results from a separate Phase 1-2a study in MDS patients involving an intravenous formulation of...

2009-07-07 09:20:00

Immunotec Receives NHPD/Health Canada Authorization to Begin a Study on the Effect of the Cysteine-Rich Whey Protein Isolate (Immunocal(R)) in Combination with Physical Exercise on Muscle Function, Body Composition and Inflammatory Cytokine Levels in Elderly Persons: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study. MONTREAL, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Immunotec Inc. (TSX-V: IMM) announced today that the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) - a division of Health Canada...

2009-06-11 13:20:00

OSCEOLA, Wis., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroScience, Inc. has launched an antioxidant protocol that combines an objective assessment of glutathione levels along with unique antioxidant compounds, including OSR#1, CysNAC, and NeuroVitamins. These products are capable of eliminating free radicals in both the fat soluble and water soluble areas of the body. Oxidative stress occurs when the body's supply of antioxidants, mainly glutathione, is insufficient to bind and remove potentially harmful...

2009-04-27 07:44:00

The secret to a healthy heart may now include grapes, recently shown to lower blood pressure, lessen signs of heart muscle damage, and cause an overall better functioning in the heart. A diet filled with fruits and vegetables is known to lower blood pressure, but a new study from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center demonstrates the health effects of grapes reach a new level. The study used groups of twelve rats, specially bred to obtain a high blood pressure from a high salty...

2009-03-30 09:31:34

U.S. researchers say they've determined even a tiny genetic variation can control how quickly and well lungs grow and function in children and adolescents. And the University of Southern California scientists say it also can determine how susceptible children will be to exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, even in utero. We wanted to determine whether specific gene variations would have measurable and predictable effects on lung function growth and susceptibility to environmental insults,...

2009-02-12 08:41:24

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have devised a much-needed way to monitor and find treatments for a mysterious and devastating group of metabolic diseases that arise from mutations in cells' fuel-burning mechanism.Mitochondrial disorders can cause organ failure, seizures, stroke-like episodes and premature death. The diseases"”more than three dozen in total"”arise from genetic errors of the mitochondria, the cell structures that process oxygen and turn food...

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...

2009-01-19 11:17:54

Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Univesidad de Alcalá (UAH), confirm that N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) combined with mesalamine produces a significant improvement in patients suffering from ulcerative colitis. The team headed by Luis González Guijarro, biochemistry and molecular biology professor at the UAH, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical firm Farmasierra S.L., has developed a pilot study of the effects of N-acetyl-L-cysteine on...

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2008-11-12 11:39:13

Enzyme, biological reaction essential to life takes 2.3 billion years All biological reactions within human cells depend on enzymes. Their power as catalysts enables biological reactions to occur usually in milliseconds. But how slowly would these reactions proceed spontaneously, in the absence of enzymes "“ minutes, hours, days? And why even pose the question? One scientist who studies these issues is Richard Wolfenden, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor Biochemistry and Biophysics...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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