JLR: How inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage


Vitamin-E deficiency, it appears, may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients, robbing the brain of the building blocks it needs to maintain the function and integrity of the neural membrane.

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JLR: The promise of personalized nutrition


An international team of researchers recently reported in the Journal of Lipid Research that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet appears to improve cholesterol levels in obese people with a particular gene variant.

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MCP: An unexpected finding in prehistoric bison bones


In a recent paper from the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, researchers reported the analysis of proteins found in the bones of an extinct species of giant bison. From their analysis, they described an unexpected feature of ancient collagen.

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JBC: A look at the Tat system


In a recent minireview in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Kenneth Cline of the University of Florida explores the mechanism of the Tat system. Tat, which stands for twin-arginine translocase, transports a variety of substrates of different sizes and types.

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