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2013-01-02 12:22:26

HENNIGSDORF, Germany, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sphingotec GmbH announced today that it will launch a blood test for the early prediction of breast cancer in women. The test will be available in Europe beginning in the second quarter of 2013. sphingotest(®) pro-NT is a simple blood test for the determination of proneurotensin (pro-NT). sphingotest(® )pro-NT detects the release of the satiety hormone neurotensin and is applicable to all female individuals, regardless of genetic...

2012-10-10 22:00:18

Results may help improve drugs for neurological disorders Researchers have published the first highly detailed description of how neurotensin, a neuropeptide hormone which modulates nerve cell activity in the brain, interacts with its receptor. Their results suggest that neuropeptide hormones use a novel binding mechanism to activate a class of receptors called G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs). "The knowledge of how the peptide binds to its receptor should help scientists design...