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Structural Biology – News and Features

Breast cancer cells colored in blue, green and red.
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Breakthrough for Breast Cancer Bone Metastases

A promising new immunological pathway that could be used to treat breast cancer that has metastasized to bone has been identified.
Gram-negative bacterial pathogens (green) surrounded by a protein coat of GBP1 proteins (magenta).
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How a Protein Forms a Coat of Armour Around Bacteria

The details of many immune defense mechanisms are still unknown, but a new study sheds light on one such mechanism. Researchers describe exactly how GBP1 proteins render bacteria harmless by encapsulating them.
A mosquito.
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Structural Study Provides Insights for Better Malaria Drugs

Structural insights into a potent antimalarial drug candidate’s interaction with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum have paved the way for drug-resistant malaria therapies, according to a new study.
Light shines through a leaf.
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Nearly-Dead Plants Brought Back to Life After Organelle Discovery

The crucial role of the Golgi apparatus and an associated protein in plant aging has been determined, which researchers showed by bringing nearly-dead plants back to life.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Mutations in 103 Genes Raise Risk of Inherited Diseases and Cancer

A study carried out at CNIO in collaboration with Korean researchers proposes a new type of cancer predisposition genes and suggests further mechanisms of action for those already known.
DNA bases.
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Lupus Traced to Singular Mutation in Children

Researchers have now discovered a mechanism that can trigger lupus in children. This mechanism regulates the amount of a specific immune receptor that normally recognizes the genetic material of pathogens.
Broken double helix structure of DNA.
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New Protein Complex Found To Control DNA Repair

A scientific team led by Christian Seiser from MedUni Vienna's Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology has now discovered a previously unrecognised control point for the repair of damage to genetic material (DNA) in the human body.
Two images, one showing how the infrared spectroscopy technique works, the other showing a protein structure.
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Single Protein Observed Using Infrared Near-Field Optical Microscopy

Infrared near-field optical microscopy has been used to observe the "molecular fingerprint" of single proteins.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Epigenetic Therapy Reverses Endocrine-Resistant Breast Cancer Growth

Garvan researchers have revealed a reason why endocrine resistance develops in breast cancers and how to potentially treat it in patients.
Bacteria cells.
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How Predatory Bacteria Recognizes Its Prey

A decades-old mystery of how natural antimicrobial predatory bacteria are able to recognize and kill other bacteria may have been solved, according to research.
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