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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...

Freiburg Chemists Determine The Structure Of An Enzyme That Breaks Down Dyes
2013-02-26 12:02:04

AlphaGalileo Foundation Fungi serve as a kind of natural cleaning crew for the ecosystem. They form enzymes that can degrade hazardous substances, converting natural as well as man-made toxins into harmless compounds. For instance, they can help to break down synthetic dyes, which accumulate in great amounts during the production of textiles. Prof. Dr. Dietmar A. Plattner, Dr. Klaus Piontek, and Eric Strittmatter from the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Freiburg and...

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...

2008-12-08 04:20:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- www.leebio.com, Lee Biosolutions, Inc continues to increase its capacity for stable Human Myeloperoxidase enzyme for clinical diagnostic, pharmaceutical manufacturers and clinical researchers worldwide due to high demand. Current research on this important Myeloperoxidase protein has expanded from acute lung injury, acute inflammation to multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke and gastric cancer prediction. Great deal of worldwide research continues...

2008-09-28 03:00:14

By Shelley, Suzanne ENVIRONMENTAL Tetra-amido macrocyclic ligands (TAMLs) are environmentally friendly catalysts with a host of pollution- reduction and clean-up applications, and are a prime example of green chemistry. Terry Collins, professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon Univ., created the catalysts and now believes that small-molecule catalysts have the potential to be even more effective than previously proven. The oxidation catalysts...

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...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.