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Protein Medin: A new treatment target for Alzheimer’s

A recent study published in the journal Nature reported the co-aggregation of medin, a fragment of lactadherin, with vascular amyloid-β in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Amyloidosis is caused by systemic or local accumulation of misfolded, insoluble, and aggregated proteins. So far,…

UC San Diego researchers rewrite the textbook on gene regulation

A fundamental principle of molecular biology governs how proteins are made within the cell, which happens in two stages called transcription and translation. During transcription, information stored in DNA is copied into messenger RNA (mRNA). Then during translation, the ribosomes…