Latest Protease Stories
Autumn's joyous pageant of red, yellow and gold relies on a single protein, new research reveals.
Researchers from Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) have developed a "smart" beacon hundreds of times smaller than a human cell that is programmed to light up only when activated by specific proteases. Altered expression of particular proteases is a common hallmark of cancer, atherosclerosis, and many other diseases.
Scientists have found a new role for a previously identified enzyme that may make it a target for anti-inflammatory treatments.
A prototype drug created by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago shows promise in slowing replication of the virus responsible for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS.
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