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Further (physical) chemical elegance

If the chemical name phosphatidyl serine (PS) draws a blank, read the verbatim copy of a previous post under the *** to find out why it is so important to our existence. 1,124 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

Energy metabolism and regeneration impaired by seawater acidification in the infaunal brittlestar, Amphiura filiformis

Seawater acidification due to anthropogenic release of CO2 as well as the potential leakage of pure CO2 from sub-seabed carbon capture storage sites (CCS) may impose a serious threat to marine organisms. 245 more words


FAS Gene and All of its Glory

FAS is a cell surface receptor belonging to the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily (TNFRSF). FAS is the sixth member (TNFRSF6). TNFRSF6 gene contains nine exons. 185 more words

Molecular Biology

Inherited or nah?

This condition is most frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern (one copy of the altered gene in each cell is capable of causing the disease). 20 more words

Molecular Biology

Little Bo Peep meets cellular biology and biochemistry.

Flippase. Eat me signals. Dragging their tails behind them. Have cellular biologists and structural biochemists gone over to the dark side? It’s all quite innocuous as the old nursery rhyme will show… 716 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

The not so Swiss ALPS

Autoimmune Lymphomaproliferative Syndrome is a rare disease in which a genetic defect in programmed cell death (apoptosis) leads to the disfunction of lymphocyte homeostasis. In other words, ALPS is characterized by the production of an abnormally large number of lymphocytes. 185 more words

Molecular Biology

Key Terms and Acronyms Used Throughout

  • ALPS - Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome
  • LPD – Lymphoproliferation disorders
  • GLD – Generalized lymphoproliferation disorders
  • FAS gene (APT1) - Fas cell surface death receptor
  • DNT – Double-Negative T cells…
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Molecular Biology