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Monitoring Protein Synthesis in Living Cells With Fluorescent Labeled tRNA FRET Pairs
Zeev Smilansky, Sima Barhoom, Ian Farrel, Dvir Dahary, Andrew Leask, Peter Vanderklish, Marcelo Ehrlich, Barry S. Cooperman and Orna Elroy-Stein

We transfect cells with tRNAs labeled as FRET donors and acceptors. A FRET signal is generated only when a donor labeled tRNA and an acceptor-labeled tRNA come in close contact (< 7 nM), as they do on the ribosome during the elongation cycle. The intensity of the FRET signal correlates with the number of ribosomes engaged in protein synthesis, providing a real-time, live-cell assay for measuring rates of protein synthesis.

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Determination and Comparison of Specifics of Nucleus Pulposus Cells of Human Intervertebral Disc in Alginate and Chitosan– Gelatin Scaffolds
Masoud Ghorbani, Hamid Bahramian Renani , Batool Hashemibeni Beni, Zeinab Karimi

In this work we studied specefices of NP cells obtained from nucleus pulposus by collagenase enzymatic hydrolysis obtained from patients undergoing open surgery.

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Improved Ligation Specificity with Chemically Modified Ligation Components
Sabrina Shore, Alexandre Lebedev, Elena Hidalgo Ashrafi, Gerald Zon, Natasha Paul, Richard Hogrefe

Ligases are gaining utility in molecular biology applications, such as nucleotide sequence detection, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection, protein detection and “next generation” sequencing by ligation.

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Metal Polymers, A Glue to Immobilise Proteins Onto Synthetic Surfaces
Abernethy N, Chung E, Fontanelle BT, Gao Y, Jennins D, Koudijs MM, Lim D, Yang L, Ling T, Vukovic P, Wong A, Maeji, NJ

The main objective of this work was to develop a surface chemistry which maintains protein function and orientation per unit surface area, regardless of the surface used.

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Identification of Novel BACE-1 Inhibitors through an Advanced Structure-Based Virtual Screening Protocol
Puneet Kacker, Angela De Simone, Matteo Masetti, Giovanni Bottegoni, Vincenza Andrisano, Andrea Cavalli

This study assesses the influence of different ligand chemotypes on the protonation state of the catalytic dyad.

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Antigen Determination in Autoimmune Hepatitis Type1
Naveen L Gupta, S Nayak, S Shakeyavar

Objectives of this project were to exploit the database in indian setting to determine nuclear antigens as target for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in patients of autoimmune hapatitis (AIH) type1.

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SpectraMax® Microplate Readers: A complete solution for Transcreener® assays
Cathleen Salono, Caroline Cardonnel, Kasia Proctor and Cathy Olsen

Transcreener® ADP2 Assays are homogenous assays with fluorescent readouts that enable the detection and screening of established drug targets including protein and lipid kinases, as well as emerging targets such as carbohydrate kinases, triphosphatases, heat shock proteins and other ATPases.

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Identification of novel autoantigensin patients with liver autoimmune diseases by Protein MicroArray
C. Zingaretti1, M. Arigò1, A. Cardaci1, A. Sinisi1, L. Muratori3, P. Colombatto4, F. Bonino2, P. Invernizzi5, , A.L. Zignego6 MC. Crosti1, M. Moro1, J. Geginat1, Pagani M.1, R. De Francesco1, S. Abrignani1. & M. Bombaci1

The characterization of autoimmune disease-specific biomarkers are of primary importance for the development of diagnostic tools and the comprehension of pathogenetic mechanisms leading to autoimmunity. To this aim a protein microarray was employed to analyze serum samples from patients with autoimmune hepatitis (e.g. AIH & PBC) and of healthy as controls. A panel of autoantigens able to discriminate among the groups of patients was identified for potential use as biomarkers.

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Fragment-Based Chemogenomics
Chris de Graaf, Gerdien de Kloe, Henry Vischer, Mark Verheij, Saskia Nijmeijer, Azra Delic, David Maussang, Ken Chow, Anitha Shanmugham, Paul England, Rogier Smits, Rob Leurs and Iwan de Esch

A proprietary and structurally diverse fragment library has been created and screened for a variety of Gprotein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and a number of other drug targets. The data allows for a fragment-based chemogenomics study to interrogate the interactions of GPCRs and their ligands.

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Study Aims to Develop Breath Test for COPD
A new clinical iniative, lead by NYU Langone Medical Center, aims to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath that are biomarkers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Salamander Skin Peptide Promotes Wound Healing in Mice
New research suggests that the peptide tylotoin exerts the promotion of wound healing with epidermal growth factor in a murine model of a full thickness dermal wound.
Marijuana Compound May Offer Treatment for AD
Extremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Quantitative Western Blotting Using Stain-Free Technology
Bio-Rad hosted two seminars at the EB 2014 in which KOLs discussed approaches to improve the accuracy of western blotting quantitation using Bio-Rad’s stain-free technology.
Repressing the Repressors May Drive Tissue-Specific Cancers
Stowers scientists establish Drosophila and mammalian models to study mutations found in pediatric brain tumors.
MU Researchers Discover Protein's Ability To Inhibit HIV Release
TIM-family proteins have the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses.
Epigenetic Study Bolsters Alzheimer's Understanding
The current study found that chemical modifications to DNA within the ANK1 gene are strongly associated with measures of neuropathology in the brain.
Identification of Psoriatic Arthritis Mediators in Synovial Fluid
This study represents the most comprehensive proteomic analysis of psoriatic arthritis synovial fluid, to date.
GTEx Project to Expand Functional Studies of Genomic Variation
Larger set of human tissues to be analyzed to contribute to a database and tissue bank that researchers can use to study how genomic variants influence gene activity.
Subcellular Imaging Visualizes Structures of Brain Receptors
The advance opens a new window to study protein interactions in cell membranes in exquisite detail.
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