News from the Hill


Ben Corb writes about the new public policy podcast, “Pipettes and Politics,” and offers a preview of public affairs activities planned for 2018.

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Retrospective


Ken Neet was an associate editor of the Journal of Biological Chemistry for 17 years and served the ASBMB as treasurer and Finance Committee member. Colleagues remember him as a dedicated researcher, a gifted teacher and a modest, kind man.

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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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Lipids researcher wins Tabor award


Itay Budin and colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, used metabolic engineering to determine that a cell’s membrane can act as an environmental sensor.

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Ion channel researcher receives Tabor award


Manu Ben–Johny, a postdoc at Johns Hopkins University, studies the molecular and physical properties involved in channel fine-tuning and how synthetic proteins can modulate channel function.

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Lipid News


Recent data reveal a mechanism based on local phosphoinositide generation that couples cell signaling to cell nutrient status.

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From the journals


Alcohol plus hepatitis B raises cholesterol. A chemical cocktail reprograms mouse cells. Prion protein does more than wreak havoc. Read about these topics and more in our roundup of recent papers from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the Journal of Lipid Research and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.

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JBC: Expanding the reach of therapeutic antibodies


A paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry describes a new approach to efficiently produce antibodies that can bind to two different target molecules simultaneously, a long-desired innovation in cancer immunotherapy.

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MCP: Ovarian cancer’s dark signaling pathways


Researchers write in a paper in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics about using proteotranscriptomic techniques to uncover associations between factors expressed by high-grade serous ovarian adenocarcinoma and the likelihood of patient survival.

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JLR: Arteries and bacterial lipids don’t mix


Researchers report in the Journal of Lipid Research about the association between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis — and the bacteria that are the main culprits.

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