President's message


Natalie Ahn joined more than 30 scientists at all career stages to advocate for federal research funding during the ASBMB’s annual Capitol Hill Day.

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News from the Hill: Be a hometown science advocate


Can’t get to Washington, but you still want to advocate for science? Daniel Pham explains how the ASBMB Advocacy Training Program can help you become a voice at the state and local level.

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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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In remembrance


We honor the memory of ASBMB members who have recently passed away.

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JBC: Antibiotic resistance in pandemic cholera


A research team at the University of Georgia reports in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on the unique role of a protein that allows cholera bacteria to resist antimicrobial peptides that are synthesized for use as last-line drugs.

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JBC: Speeding drug target discovery


Researchers at Caltech tackle the problem of producing sufficient membrane proteins in the lab for drug experiments by focusing on how efficiently a cell inserts a newly synthesized protein into the membrane. Their work appears in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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JLR: Gene therapy shows promise for deadly disease


Sandhoff disease disrupts function of an enzyme that breaks down gangliosides, complex lipids that then accumulate to cause cell death in the brain and spinal cord. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health created stem cells with and without corrected copies of the affected gene to study how the disturbed enzyme affects early development. Their work appears in the Journal of Lipid Research.

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MCP: Keeping tabs on protein variants


Researchers at the Technical University of Munich describe in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics their new approach to determining the lifespan of many proteins, and their alternative isoforms, by combining two labeling techniques, SILAC and TMT.

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From the journals


Is there a way to kill fat cells to make weight loss last?  What’s the significance of cholesterol efflux capacity levels in octogenarians?  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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