May 2013
 

Bone and skin disorders caused by disruptions in GAG synthesis


ASBMB Today contributor Danielle Gutierrez writes about a recent minireview in The Journal of Biological Chemistry that focuses on two types of glycosaminoglycans, chondroitin and dermatan sulfate, and what we know about their roles in bone and skin disorders.

 

Story of a donut and a death machine


ASBMB Today contributor Preethi Chander writes about a recent minireview in The Journal of Biological Chemistry that explains how Hfq, RNase E and other proteins act in collusion with sRNAs to affect negatively mRNA translation and stability.

 

Deconstructing collagen


ASBMB Today contributor Aditi S. Iyengar writes about a recent minireview in The Journal of Biological Chemistry that offers an extensive account of the collagenolytic enzymes, the majority of which are matrix metalloproteinases, implicated in mammalian collagen metabolism.

 

Thematic series on microRNAs


ASBMB's Mary L. Chang writes about a new thematic series, “Functional regulation of lipid homeostasis by microRNA,” coordinated by Journal of Lipid Research editorial board member Kathryn Moore of the New York University Medical Center.

 

Spotlight on glycoscience


ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay covers a special issue of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics devoted to glycoscience. Co-edited by MCP Associate Editor Gerald Hart of Johns Hopkins University and MCP editorial board member Lance Wells at the University of Georgia, the issue explores the fundamental biology of molecules modified with sugars as well as their impact in different diseases.

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