There is evidence that lipid layers on cell surfaces can accelerate the misfolding process; However, the microscopic mechanisms involved remained a mystery.
There is evidence that Parkinson’s disease is linked to misfolding of the protein alpha-synuclein. Deposited aggregates of a protein called alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) can damage and kill nerve cells, leading to neurological dysfunction. So far it is known that lipid layers on cell surfaces…
They manage to identify a protein that supports cancer cells in cell division
This protein is linked to two relatively unknown phenomena in cancer cells: centrosome amplification and clustering, one of the hallmarks of aggressive cancer.
Smoking and vaping can lead to increased inflammation and the future development of severe Covid-19 disease
A study has shown that the plasma of healthy young people who smoke tobacco or e-cigarettes contains high levels of a type of protein in immune cells.
A bone-derived protein that can counteract osteosarcoma has been identified
Autocrine stimulation of tumor cells represents an important mechanism for the growth of skeletal tumors, which could be addressed by the discovery of the phosphoprotein.
They find a novel way to minimize liver damage during transplantation
Finding out what role a protein called CEACAM1 plays in protecting the liver from injury during the transplant process could improve the results of such a procedure.
An immunoregulatory protein has been discovered that could be linked to the development of autoimmune diseases
The researchers point out that the component identified in the immune system is called “Rinl” and could represent a new target for the development of immunomodulatory therapies.
They find a protein that can protect women from obesity
The discovery of a RELMalpha-eosinophil-macrophage protein axis that functions in women to protect them from diet-induced obesity and inflammation may enable new therapies to combat obesity.