We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Advertisement

Molecular Mechanisms of Ancient Herbal Remedies

News   Nov 16, 2018 | Original story from University of California, Irvine

 
Molecular Mechanisms of Ancient Herbal Remedies

UCI researchers reveal how two components of the Mallotus leaf extract bind to a previously unrecognized binding site on KCNQ1, a potassium channel essential for controlling electrical activity in many human organs, including the heart, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, thyroid and pancreas. This computer model illustrates the novel herbal component, CPT1, an isovaleric acid molecule (green), occupying a novel binding site (R243, red) to activate KCNQ1. Credit: UCI School of Medicine/Geoff Abbott

 
 
Advertisement
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Myelin-Targeting T Cells Found in MS-Mimicking Monkey Disease

News

Scientists have uncovered new clues to the immune infiltration of the brain seen in a central nervous system disease in monkeys that mimics multiple sclerosis.

READ MORE

Tracking AAV Gene Transfer Vector Biodistribution

News

The biodistribution of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene transfer vectors can be measured in nonhuman primates using a new method. The method quantifies whole-body and organ-specific AAV capsids from 1 to 72 hours after administration.

READ MORE

Designer Cytokine Helps Paralyzed Mice Walk Again

News

Using gene therapy, a research team has succeeded for the first time in getting mice to walk again after a complete cross-sectional injury. The nerve cells produced the curative protein themselves.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Biopharma Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE