Latest Protein kinase Stories

2014-06-30 23:19:26

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine has reorganized its structure to facilitate interaction with users. EurekaMag.com's new interface enables users to upload their science content for a new, private and spam-free web experience. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 EurekaMag.com has introduced a new structure and new approach to publishing science content. Due to many requests from its users, researchers can now upload their science content without sacrificing their...

2014-04-18 23:04:53

Live webinar to focus on using quantitative phosphoproteomics to support the discovery and development of kinase-selective drugs. The broadcast takes place on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:00am EDT (15:00 UK BST/ GMT +1). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 The study of phosphoproteomics represents a major leap forward in drug target and mode of action analysis: Deregulated protein kinase signaling occurs in many human diseases such as cancer, inflammatory disorders or neurodegenerative...

Kinase Inhibitors Quicken Stem Cell Production Process
2012-09-26 13:49:32

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the La Jolla, California-based Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute recently discovered kinase inhibitors, which could help facilitate the production of stem cells in the laboratory as well as increase the amount of cells for projects related to disease research and drug development. Researchers were initially interested in quickening the process utilized in the production of induced pluripotent stem cells...

2012-07-26 23:27:34

A Simon Fraser University graduate student's collaboration with her thesis supervisor on how a particular type of protein controls the growth of another protein could advance cancer research. Their findings have just been published in the online July 26 issue of Current Biology, a CellPress journal. Esther Verheyen, an SFU professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, has helped her Master's of Science student Joanna Chen uncover how Hipk can be manipulated to stop Yorkie from...

2012-06-04 17:38:22

Kinase analysis software promises to become a 'must have' tool in drug development research labs A University of Saskatchewan research team led by Tony Kusalik and Scott Napper has harnessed bioinformatics and molecular biology to create powerful software that promises to become a "must have" tool in drug development research labs the world over. The software is used to analyze kinases — a type of enzyme involved in virtually every cellular function, from energy use and...

2012-04-12 21:10:02

In a paper published today in the journal Cell, a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveils the first broad-based test for activation of protein kinases "en masse", enabling measurement of the mechanism behind drug-resistant cancer and rational prediction of successful combination therapies. Kinases are proteins expressed in human tissues that play a key role in cell growth, particularly in cancer. Of the 518 known human kinases, about 400 are expressed in cancers,...

2012-03-28 17:20:49

Later-stage cancers thrive by finding detours around roadblocks that cancer drugs put in their path, but a Purdue University biochemist is creating maps that will help drugmakers close more routes and develop better drugs. Kinase enzymes deliver phosphates to cell proteins in a process called phosphorylation, switching a cellular function on or off. Irregularities in phosphorylation can lead to uncontrolled cell growth and are a hallmark of cancer. Many successful cancer drugs are...

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