Amino Acids

A new method of transporting ions through cell membranes based on a single amino acid

Researchers from A*STAR's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have successfully developed a unique family of pore-forming …

Nanotech

Okra, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt Nutrition Facts & Calories

Okra, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt<p>FOOD SUMMARY<p>Nutrition facts label for Okra, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt<p>This feature requires …

Nutrition

Units of Being

Born on this Day - 100th AnniversaryProteins and DNA live in symbiosis – in a cell, one can’t survive without the other. The work-horses of the cell, …

Photos

Buzzzz-o-Meter: Smothered, Blind Dragon Chicago and More That Hollywood Can’t Get Enough of This Week

REAAL Supplement<p>Power up! The company claims their amino acid supplement is three times more effective than a protein shake and is only 20 calories …

Amino Acids

Supplement Stacking 102

Per Bernal<p>In our “Supplement Stacking 101” course, we schooled you on creating some basic stacks for gaining muscle mass, increasing muscle strength, …

Nutrition

Chirality switching in biomineral structures: New study provides key information about how organisms can have biomineralized structures rotating in opposite directions

New study provides key information about how organisms can have biomineralized structures rotating in opposite directions<p>Researchers have discovered …

Research

Does a Mayonnaise Hair Mask Have Any Benefits?

A quick internet search of mayonnaise hair masks will reveal numerous supposed benefits that will help improve the health of your hair. While some of …

Hair Care

Researchers reveal hidden rules of genetics for how life on Earth began

All living things use the genetic code to "translate" DNA-based genetic information into proteins, which are the main working molecules in cells. …

Atoms

Muscle Building Diet – Top 7 List of High Protein Foods That Build Muscle

Protein is without a doubt, the most important nutrient for packing slabs of lean muscle mass onto your body. You may lift weights until you turn …

Nutrition

Novel method developed to measure protein digestion

By labelling spirulina and two legumes (chick pea and mung bean pea) with stable, nonradioactive isotopes of carbon (13C) and hydrogen (2H) …

Nutrition

Capturing variation impact on molecular interactions: the IMEx Consortium mutations data set | Under Consideration

Received: 22nd June 18<p>The current wealth of genomic variation data identified at the nucleotide level has provided us with the challenge of …

Mutations

Breakthrough in industrial CO2 usage

Greenhouse gas as a raw material for an important feed additive<p>Professor Arne Skerra of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has succeeded for …

Organic Chemistry

Corn Fungus May Have Kept Ancestral Puebloans Healthy

HIGHLAND PARK, TEXAS—<i>Cosmos Magazine</i> reports that Jenna Battillo of Southwestern Methodist University says that consuming a fungus that grows on corn …

Methodist University

Selection analyses of paired HIV-1 gag and gp41 sequences obtained before and after antiretroviral therapy

Data Descriptor |<p>Open | Published: 24 July 2018<p><i>Scientific Data</i> <b>volume 5</b>, Article number: 180147 (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Most HIV-1-infected …

Mutations

The Effects of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid, meaning that it can either be obtained through your diet, or it can be naturally synthesized in your body as …

Wellness

Federal safety officials investigating death at Iowa plant

Workplace safety officials are investigating the fatal injury of a man at a manufacturing plant in north-central Iowa's Fort Dodge.<p>The Messenger …

Iowa

Are There Certain Foods to Avoid with Genital Herpes?

Genital herpes is a common, with 20 million new cases diagnosed each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a highly …

Nutrition

Fueling the MATE transporter

Evolutionarily conserved transport proteins, such as those belonging to the multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) superfamily, protect cells …

National Academy of Sciences

Phenylalanine: Benefits, Side Effects and Food Sources

Phenylalanine is an amino acid found in many foods and used by your body to produce proteins and other important molecules.<p>It has been studied for …

Protein

Skin Care’s Hottest Ingredient Is...Cactus?

We're willing to put just about anything on our faces in pursuit of glowing, youthful skin (snail slime comes to mind), but when we heard that people …

Skin Care

Drug's impact on amino acid transporter may offer non-small cell lung cancer patients new hope

An amino acid transporter named xCT may affect the growth and progression of non-small cell lung cancer, a discovery that may predict the five-year …

Cancer

Natural Sources of Methionine

Methionine is an essential amino acid, which means that your body must have it to function normally but cannot synthesize it on its own. Methionine …

Nutrition

Survey of variation in human transcription factors reveals prevalent DNA binding changes

Variation and transcription factor binding<p>Little is known about the phenotypic and functional effects of genetic variants that result in amino acid …

Genetics

Accurate detection of convergent amino-acid evolution with PCOC | Molecular Biology and Evolution

In the history of life, some phenotypes have been acquired several times independently, through convergent evolution. Recently, lots of genome-scale …

Biology

Gene drives accelerate evolution – but we need brakes

Like a key in an ignition, the gene drive only works with the amino acid present. Without the amino acid the gene drive is switched off – and even …

Biology

New vaccine candidates for malaria

Researchers have shown that higher levels of Plasmodium falciparum antibodies are protective against severe malaria in children living in Papua New …

Public Health

Abnormal branched-chain amino acid breakdown may raise diabetes risk: Study suggests abnormal metabolism of three essential amino acids relates to type 2 diabetes risk in women with history of gestational diabetes

Study suggests abnormal metabolism of three essential amino acids relates to type 2 diabetes risk in women with history of gestational diabetes<p>A new …

Diabetes

Difference Between BCAA and Amino Acids

The key difference between BCAA and amino acids is that the BCAA is branched chain amino acid that has aliphatic side chains with a branch whereas …

Nutrition

The methyltransferase PRMT6 attenuates antiviral innate immunity by blocking TBK1–IRF3 signaling

Article | Published: 04 July 2018<p><i>Cellular & Molecular Immunology</i> (2018) | Download Citation<p>Abstract<p>Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) play …

Google Scholar

Designer enzyme uses unnatural amino acid for catalysis

University of Groningen chemists have created a new enzyme with an unnatural amino acid as its active centre. They made the enzyme by modifying an …

Chemistry