November 2010
 

[JBC] Answers about ASK


JBCASK1 Negatively Regulates the 26 S Proteasome

Ji Won Um, Eunju Im, Joongkyu Park, Yohan Oh, Boram Min, Hyun Jung Lee, Jong Bok Yoon and Kwang Chul Chung

J. Biol. Chem., published online Sept. 15, 2010

 

[JBC] JBC Offers Two More Minireview Series


JBCChemical Biology: Antibiotic Synthesis

J. Biol. Chem. 285, 27499 – 27531, published Sept. 3, 2010

Influenza Virus-Host Interaction

J. Biol. Chem. 285, 28399 – 28424, published Sept. 10, 2010

 

[JLR] Cardiolipin Oxidation Products


JLRCardiolipin: Characterization of Distinct Oxidized Molecular Species

Junhwan Kim, Paul E. Minkler, Robert G. Salomon, Vernon E. Anderson and Charles L. Hoppel

J. Lipid Res., published online Sept. 20, 2010

 

[MCP] Analyzing Cyano­bacterial Stress


MCPGlobal Proteomics Reveal an Atypical Strategy for Carbon/Nitrogen Assimilation by a Cyanobacterium under Diverse Environmental Perturbations

Kimberly M. Wegener, Abhay K. Singh, Jon M. Jacobs, Thanura R. Elvitigala, Eric A. Welsh, Nir Keren, Marina A. Gritsenko, Bijoy K. Ghosh, David G. Camp II, Richard D. Smith and Himadri B. Pakrasi

Mol. Cell. Proteomics, published online Sept. 21, 2010

 

A Career In Science Policy


Career InsightsBY KYLE M. BROWN

Former ASBMB Policy Fellow Kyle M. Brown offers a few impressions about what scientists can expect from a career in science policy. 

 

Alternative Approaches to Increasing Minority Participation in STEM Areas


Minority AffairsBY LOLA OLUFEMI

The underrepresentation of minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is an issue that continues to plague our scientific community. Alleviating this disparity requires programs that foster the interest and growth of middle and high school students

 

From Lipolysis to the Lipolysome


Lipid NewsBY RUDOLF ZECHNER

For decades, textbooks taught that two enzymes are responsible for the complete hydrolysis of triacylglycerol, hormone sensitive lipase and monoglyceride lipase, originally described by Steinberg and colleagues in 1964. Recently, lipolysis attracted renewed attention when the complexity and systemic physiological importance of this biochemical pathway became apparent.

 

Meeting Symposium: Scientific Credibility and the Politicization of Science


MeetingsBY NICK ZAGORSKI

ASBMB will host a special symposium titled “Scientific Credibility and the Politicization of Science,” sponsored by the society’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee, at the 2011 annual meeting, April 9–13, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The panel will feature Elizabeth H. Blackburn, James J. McCarthy and Michael Specter.

 

Parrying the Attacks of Creationist Culture Warriors


EducationBY PETER J. KENNELLY

To get creationism into textbooks and classrooms, the scientific method itself must, inevitably, be devalued or distorted if this fallacy is to be maintained. Thus, the need for engaging the public is more acute than ever. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of some of the more counterproductive approaches we sometimes take in parrying the attacks of creationist culture warriors.

 

Research Spotlight: Tracy Johnson


Minority AffairsIn a special online only article, Tracy Johnson, assistant professor at University of California, San Diego, talks about her research and interests and shares some of the challenges she faced in her scientific development.

 

Science Blog Roundup


Sci.CommBY GEOFFREY HUNT

A collection of science blogs that we think is worth checking out.

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