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January 2017

Cover of the current issue of ASBMB Today

A chain of events

Burning fat and balancing liver lipids

A journey to sobriety



ASBMB Today January 2017

The cover story for this issue, written by Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay, explores how molecular biologists and clinicians figured out how an enzyme involved in ubiquitination plays a role in a rare, genetic disorder of the immune system. In a Q&A, John Arnst interviews biochemist Michael Wolfgang of Johns Hopkins University about his work in lipid metabolism. There also is an essay from a scientist who describes his battle with alcoholism. As always, the magazine offers a variety of stories, such as journal news, member updates and perspectives.

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Journal News

Keep an eye out for the JBC minireview compendium

At the end of each year, the Journal of Biological Chemistry editors put together a compendium of minireviews. Now the compendium will be entirely digital, which will allow readers to quickly navigate to reviews most relevant to them. Visit next month to see the compendium.

Bad cholesterol carrier: visualization technique reveals unusual shape

The Journal of Lipid Research has a video illustrating a new paper about the structure of very low-density lipoproteins. The research team used a new technique called IPET to create the visualizations. 

Member News

Hunt and Bertozzi receive ACS National Awards

Donald F. Hunt, professor of chemistry and pathology at the University of Virginia, and Carolyn R. Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass professor of chemistry and professor of chemical and systems biology and radiology at Stanford University, are two of the American Chemical Society’s 2017 National Award recipients

Felsenfeld wins Horwitz Prize

Columbia University announced that its top honor for achievement in biological and biochemical research, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize , this year went to Gary Felsenfeld of the National Institutes of Health. Felsenfeld won the recognition along with Howard Cedar and Aharon Razin of the Hebrew University for their

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