News from the Hill: A year of awakening


Ben Corb takes stock of what 2017 has delivered politically for the biomedical research community.

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Member update


Find out what's going on in the lives of ASBMB members. Send us your updates.

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Tabor winner explores protein kinases and disease


Vincent Tagliabracci combines bioinformatics, biochemistry and structural biology to uncover atypical protein kinases and understand how they might provide insights into cancer and other diseases.

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JBC: What makes organelles connect?


A Journal of Biological Chemistry paper describes how new technology helps researchers identify the proteins that allow the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum to attach to each other.

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JBC: Mining for new enzymes to create bioplastics


Researchers write in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that they have identified an enzyme that can add a nitro group to the benzene ring of tyrosine to produce 3-nitrotyrosine, a potential first step toward using bacteria to create useful compounds in bioplastic development.

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JBC: A focus on iron


The 10th installment of a thematic review series in the Journal of Biological Chemistry explores the king of metals in biology.

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MCP: How exercise works its biomolecular wonders


The levels of circulating peptides and hormones are modulated rapidly during and after exercise through a network of post-translational modifications and proteases, researchers write in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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JLR: Seeking a key to anesthetic susceptibility


A recent paper in the Journal of Lipid Research proposes that anesthetics indirectly affect receptors by changing membrane dipole potential, acting like a car fob signal and causing an indirect change in receptor function.

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JLR: Toward ‘harmonizing’ lipidomics


John Bowden of the National Institute of Standards and Technology discusses a new paper in the Journal of Lipid Research about a lipidomics comparison study performed by 31 labs in the U.S. and abroad.

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From the journals


Why don’t whales develop cataracts? What happens to a brain protein on acid? What do you know  about proteins from the organism that causes sleeping sickness? Ponder these questions and more in our roundup of recent papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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New ASBMB associate editors


The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is happy to welcome these 10 associate editors to our journals.

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