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Evolutionary History Of Cancer-related Gene Tracked By CNIO Study
2013-06-06 20:59:35

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO) The study reveals how a genetic duplication that occurred millions of years ago encouraged the evolution of the ASF1b gene, involved in cancer development How and when evolution generates diversity or gives form to proteins, living beings' functional building blocks, are essential questions that still surround the theory of evolution. In humans, the majority of genes have emerged via genetic duplication, a strategy in which a gene...

2013-06-06 20:02:51

Structural and molecular differences between human Argonaute proteins reveal essential elements for RNA-slicing Human Argonautes (hAgo), are key proteins involved in a process known as RNA interference. RNAi, as it is often called, is a mechanism that cells use to regulate gene expression. Human Argonaute-2 (hAgo2) is known as "slicer" for its unique ability among the 4 human Argonaute proteins to directly cut messenger RNA -- which carries the information coded in genomic DNA to make a...

2013-06-03 13:28:14

A new method of manufacturing short, single-stranded DNA molecules can solve many of the problems associated with current production methods. The new method, which is described in the scientific periodical Nature Methods, can be of value to both DNA nanotechnology and the development of drugs consisting of DNA fragments. The novel technique for manufacturing short, single-stranded DNA molecules — or oligonucleotides — has been developed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet...

2013-04-26 23:04:47

Altogen Labs is a GLP compliant laboratory that provides preclinical research and biology contract research services (CRO). Altogen Labs now offers wide variety of preclinical CRO services, including drug development, generation of stable cell lines, RNAi gene silencing and in vivo research services (xenograft, in vivo siRNA delivery), pharm/tox assays (IC50), cell banking, and ELISA assay development. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Altogen Labs, a biotechnology company focused on...

2013-04-25 20:16:17

A study led by Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has deciphered the components of the machinery that duplicates DNA, the replisome, on which most chemotherapeutic agents currently act The Genomic Instability Group led by researcher Óscar Fernández-Capetillo at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has for the first time obtained a panoramic photo of the proteins that take part in human DNA division, a process known as replication. The research article,...

2013-04-25 19:56:01

A new level of variation in messenger RNAs exposed Like musicians in an orchestra who have the same musical score but start and finish playing at different intervals, cells with the same genes start and finish transcribing them at different points in the genome. For the first time, researchers at EMBL have described the striking diversity of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) that such start and end variation produces, even from the simple genome of yeast cells. Their findings, published today in...


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