October 2012
 

Prion and other amyloid diseases: Reed Wickner shares lessons from yeast cells


ASBMB Today contributor Karen Muindi writes about a recently published “Reflections” article by Reed B. Wickner in The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

 

Everything is illuminated: ‘Reflections’ on light and life by Lubert Stryer


In a recently published “Reflections” article in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Stanford University’s Lubert Stryer talks about his life experiences and praises his students, postdoctoral fellows and collaborators who have helped him in a successful career.

 

How actin goes in new directions


In a recent “Paper of the Week” in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, a research team demonstrated that caldesmon, an actin-binding protein, increased the Arp2/3-mediated branching activity at newly formed actin filaments.

 

Late Swedish lipidologist Olofsson remembered by colleagues


The October edition of the Journal of Lipid Research features a tribute to the late lipidologist Sven-Olof Olofsson.

 

Secretions of bone-forming cells


In a recently published article in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, Danish researchers take a closer look at mesenchymal stem cells, which help form osteoblasts, contributing to bone formation.

 

JBC thematic minireview series highlights the ENCODE project


A new JBC thematic minireview series sheds light on recent findings as part of the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Encyclopedia of DNA Elements.

 

Taking serine metabolism seriously


A recently published Minireview in The Journal of Biological Chemistry illustrates the importance of serine metabolism as researchers learn more about its involvement in a variety of processes in the cell.

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