Biochemistry and Molecular Biology News
Lectins help social amoeba establish their own microbiome Jul 26, 2018 Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered that sugar-binding proteins called lectins are essential for amoebas and bacteria living together.
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repair Oct 4, 2017 A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
Method speeds up analyzation of complex microscopic images Aug 31, 2017 Researchers will now be able to dissect the 3-D structure of a single cell in about an hour thanks to a new automated method developed by a team of scientists at Baylor College of Medicine and the National University of Singapore.
Detailed chemical structure of P22 virus resolved Mar 6, 2017 Scientists have completed a model of unprecedented near-atomic resolution of the chemical structure of the P22 virus.
Dr. Ming Zhou a featured speaker in Solute Carrier Proteins symposium at the New York Academy of Sciences Apr 22, 2016 Dr. Ming Zhou will be a featured speaker at the Solute Carrier Proteins: Unlocking the Gene-Family for Effective Therapies symposium.
Crystal structure of PKG I suggests a new activation mechanism Apr 8, 2016 A Baylor study reveals new information about the activation of PKG1, a mutation seen to cause thoracic aortic disease.
DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activity Oct 12, 2015 Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers, led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, revealed in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of biologically active DNA.
Disruption of a crucial cellular machine may kill the engine of deadly cancers Sep 2, 2015 Baylor College of Medicine study finds that inhibition of the spliceosome using a new drug kills tumor cells but leaves noncancerous tissues unaffected in mouse models.
Understanding how fatty acids bonds affect obesity, diabetes Jun 22, 2015 An enzyme known as stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD-1) plays an important role in the accumulation of fat in the cell. This structure provides the atomic details and tells us what the molecule looks like.
Interaction of estrogen receptor and coactivators seen for first time Feb 26, 2015 Study uses electron cryo-microscope and advanced computational analysis to help visualize 3-D image of how the estrogen receptor works.