December 2010
 

[JBC] Following PKCδ’s Trail


Biobits - PKCProtein Kinase C δ-Specific Activity Reporter Reveals Agonist-evoked Nuclear Activity Controlled by Src Family of Kinases

Taketoshi Kajimoto, Seishiro Sawamura, Yumi Tohyama, Yasuo Mori and Alexandra C. Newton

J. Biol. Chem., published online Oct. 19, 2010

 

[JBC] Generating Carbohydrate Antibodies


Biobits - carbohydrate antibodiesNovel Anticarbohydrate Antibodies Reveal the Cooperative Function of Sulfated N- And O-Glycans in Lymphocyte Homing

Jotaro Hirakawa, Koichiro Tsuboi, Kaori Sato, Motohiro Kobayashi, Sota Watanabe, Atsushi Takakura, Yasuyuki Imai, Yuki Ito, Minoru Fukuda and Hiroto Kawashima

J. Biol. Chem., published online Oct. 7, 2010

 

[JLR] Complex Inter-regulation of the Cers


Biobits - ceramideSelective Knockdown of Ceramide Synthases Reveals Complex Inter-regulation of Sphingolipid Metabolism

Thomas D. Mullen, Stefka Spassieva, Russell W. Jenkinds, Kazuyuki Kitatani, Jacek Bielawski, Yusuf A. Hannun and Lina M. Obeid

J. Lipid. Res., published online Oct. 11, 2010

 

[MCP] Gondii’s Membrane Revealed


Biobits - gondiiComprehensive Proteomic Analysis of Membrane Proteins in Toxoplasma gondii

Fa-Yun Che, Carlos Madrid-Aliste, Berta Burd, Hongshan Zhang, Edward Nieves, Kami Kim, Andras Fiser, Ruth Hogue Angeletti and Louis M. Weiss

Mol. Cell. Proteomics, published online Oct. 10, 2010

 

2010 Graduation Survey Results


EducationThis past fall, ASBMB sent out a survey to schools that offer degrees in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology or chemistry with a biochemistry option and asked them to answer questions about their graduate populations.

 

ASBMB Introduces Website for Summer Undergraduate Research Programs


EducationBY ANN STOCK

To assist undergraduate students in finding summer research programs and vice versa, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has created a website for the cumulative listing of summer undergraduate research programs.

 

Combining Filmmaking and Science at Wesleyan University


Sci.CommBY MANJU HINGORANI AND JACOB BRICCA

Instructors Manju Hingorani and Jacob Bricca explain their experimental cross-disciplinary course on science documentary filmmaking at Wesleyan University.

 

Going from Industry to Academia and Back Again


Career InsightsBY SHAREL M. FIGUEREDO

Sharel M. Figueredo shares a journey that took her from a job in industry to graduate school and then back to industry again.

 

Improving Scientific Ethics Education in China


World ScienceBY NICK ZAGORSKI

Journal of Biological Chemistry Associate Editor Xiao-Fan Wang has been taking an active approach in trying to help China better educate its researchers about the rules and responsibilities of scientific publishing.

 

Increasing Minorities in the Sciences


Minority AffairsBY ARTHUR GUTIERREZ HARTMANN

Despite modest increases in the number of underrepresented minorities earning doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences, the number of tenure track, funded URM faculty members essentially has remained unchanged for the past 40 years.

 

Remembering Richard E. Pagano


Lipid NewsBY MICHAEL KOVAL

Richard E. Pagano passed away recently at age 66. Pagano was known for his innovative application of lipid biophysics and imaging technology to understanding the molecular organization of cell membrane lipids.

 

Research Spotlight: Geoffrey Kilili


Minority AffairsIn a special online-only article Tufts University graduate student Geoffrey Kilili talks about his research and interests and shares some of the challenges he's faced in his scientific development.

 

Scenes from the 2010 ASBMB Special Symposia Series


MeetingsBY JLYNN J. FRAZIER

This past fall, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology held four special symposia as part of a series highlighting cutting edge science in areas ranging from membrane trafficking to transcriptional regulation. Here are some highlights from the meetings.

 

The Action of Alcohol Dehydrogenase


EducationA special, online only comic by University of Arizona undergraduate Juhyung Sun.

 

UAN Chapter Educates about Organ Donation


EducationBY RAY ROMANO AND ANN AGUANNO

The ASBMB Undergraduate Affiliate Network chapter at Marymount Manhattan College has partnered with the New York Organ Donor Network to increase awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation on college campuses.

 

Using Multiple-choice Tests in Science Education


EducationBY PETER J. KENNELLY

As science teachers, our most important goal should be to guide students in developing their ability to apply fundamental scientific principles and logical reasoning to formulate and test scientific hypotheses, as well as the analytical and

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