Latest PKC alpha Stories

2011-05-16 18:22:25

Joslin Diabetes Center scientists identify promising candidate for drugs treating type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease The road to type 2 diabetes is paved with insulin resistance, a condition often associated with obesity in which the hormone begins to fail at its job helping to convert sugars to energy. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have now identified an enzyme called PKC-delta as an important molecular modifier for development of insulin resistance, diabetes and fatty liver in...

2009-08-11 14:29:15

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine may reveal how long-lasting memories form in the brain.The researchers hope that the findings, now available online and scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of Neuroscience, may one day help scientists develop treatments to prevent and treat conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder."Although many things are known about memories that form from repeat experiences, not much is known with regard to how some...

2009-01-25 15:10:00

Researchers in the UK have discovered a potential way to prevent blood clots that can lead to heart attacks "” a discovery that could aid the development of better heart attack prevention and treatment. Scientists from the University of Bristol said the key is to remove a particular protein called PKC alpha from specialist blood cells called platelets, which play a key role in the formation of clots. The scientists said blood clots limit blood loss from a wound, but when they form in...

2005-06-11 15:42:16

BOSTON - Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have investigated PKC-beta - a critical enzyme implicated in the devastating complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes - for more than two decades. Their latest research, to be presented June 11 at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 65th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif., confirms the link between hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), overexpression of PKC-beta 2 and kidney disease. The poster is one of 89 presentations Joslin...

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