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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...

2012-07-04 23:03:01

The novel Natural Sciences Repository aims to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest and presents it's content in the simplest words and terms possible. The site has now added the categories Acid Alkaline Diet and Enzyme to it's Acid section. The Diet category contains scientific information on the acid alkaline diet, which is a form of dietary practice based on the belief that several foods we consume leave an alkaline residue in the body. The second newly...

2012-06-21 22:57:55

Drugs target Nox2 enzyme directly instead of acting as antioxidants Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a new type of anti-inflammatory compound that may be useful in treating a wide range of conditions, including neurodegenerative and autoimmune diseases. These compounds inhibit the enzyme Nox2, part of a family of enzymes responsible for producing reactive oxygen species (ROS). "Nox2 inhibitors could be valuable with many conditions where inflammation...

2012-05-11 23:00:28

Now available from Swanson Health Products: Stimulant free Swanson Ultra ZIP EX2 Enzymatic Energizer featuring digestive enzymes, natural herbs and specific vitamins to provide long lasting energy without jitters or crash. Fargo, ND (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Most energy drinks deliver a quick, temporary boost in energy followed by a rise in blood sugar from the excessive amounts of sugar and a stimulant crash from caffeine. An alternative, natural solution to energy management is now available...

2011-11-04 23:00:27

New findings suggest that activation of the PKM2 enzyme may sensitize cancer cells to oxidative stress It has long been known that cancer cells use nutrients differently than normal cells. In recent years, the rapidly reemerging field of cancer metabolism has shed new light on the ways that cancers use glucose to grow and thrive, demonstrating that manipulation of an enzyme called PKM2 is important to this metabolic process. Now a new study led by a scientific team at Beth Israel...

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2011-11-01 04:26:54

By consuming fewer calories, ageing can be slowed down and the development of age-related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes can be delayed. The earlier calorie intake is reduced, the greater the effect. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now identified one of the enzymes that hold the key to the ageing process. "We are able to show that caloric restriction slows down ageing by preventing an enzyme, peroxiredoxin, from being inactivated. This enzyme is also extremely...

2011-09-07 14:01:50

Feedback mechanism coordinates cellular respiration and the degradation of free oxygen radicals Oxygen-consuming organisms obtain energy through cellular respiration, which is the transformation of carbohydrates and oxygen into carbon dioxide and water. This process also produces toxic oxygen radicals which must be decomposed immediately, as they would otherwise cause damage to cells. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin have now discovered a mechanism,...

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2011-04-04 23:50:00

A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years, providing evidence that life on Early Earth evolved from a much hotter, more acidic environment to the cooler, less acidic global environment that exists today.The study found that a group of ancient enzymes known as thioredoxin were chemically stable at temperatures up to 32 degrees Celsius (58 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than their modern...

2011-02-28 09:32:00

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quaker Chemical -- a global leader in process chemicals -- has been actively investigating the machining of compacted graphite iron (CGI), and the influence of metalworking fluid properties on CGI machinability. Their findings will add to many industries' current level of understanding relative to the challenges and potential solutions to be considered in machining of CGI. CGI has higher strength properties relative to those of standard...


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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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