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Nivedita Uday Hegdekar

Nivedita Uday Hegdekar
Nivedita Uday Hegdekar is a recent Ph.D. graduate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Articles by Nivedita Uday Hegdekar

Proteases implicated in ulcerative colitis
Journal News

Proteases implicated in ulcerative colitis

July 7, 2022
“What proteins are these gut bacteria making in disease conditions, and how are these interacting with the human body?” Dennis Wolan asks.
Identifying a new lipid metabolism gene
Journal News

Identifying a new lipid metabolism gene

April 19, 2022
Transgelin is an actin-binding protein that promotes motility in cells. What role does it play in lipid metabolism?
A research journey spanning three countries
Annual Meeting

A research journey spanning three countries

March 18, 2022
Rahul Kumar is a JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award winner. His research will be presented at the ASBMB annual meeting in April.
The ‘phospho-dawn’ of circadian clock proteomics
Journal News

The ‘phospho-dawn’ of circadian clock proteomics

March 9, 2022
Recent research shows how circadian phosphorylation of a protein can be linked to its function.
From the journals: JLR
Journal News

From the journals: JLR

Feb. 25, 2022
A triglyceride link to metabolic health. The ABCs of a flippase. How bile acid alters fat absorption. Read about these papers in the Journal of Lipid Research.
Using lipoproteins to study heart disease
Annual Meeting

Using lipoproteins to study heart disease

Feb. 15, 2022
Scott Gordon, a Journal of Lipid Research junior associate editor, focuses on atherosclerosis at the University of Kentucky.
Taylor’s career began as a med school detour
Award

Taylor’s career began as a med school detour

Dec. 23, 2021
Susan Taylor has won the ASBMB’s Herbert Taylor Research Award for excellence in research and contributions to the scientific community.
Salivary proteins may hold key to targeting tick-borne diseases
Journal News

Salivary proteins may hold key to targeting tick-borne diseases

Dec. 14, 2021
“Millions of years of evolution have already developed, probably, the most ideal compound to target atherosclerosis. This shows how nature could help researchers unravel molecular mechanisms.”
New tools to study protein–protein interactions in zebra fish
Journal News

New tools to study protein–protein interactions in zebra fish

Nov. 4, 2021
In this technique, an enzyme is fused to a protein of interest and exogenously introduced into cells.
From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

Aug. 17, 2021
A triphosphorylated species may be linked to DNA repair. A site-specific proteomics approach holds promise for Alzheimer’s diagnosis. A new platform improves quantification of histone modifications.
Researchers target cell membrane for cancer research
Journal News

Researchers target cell membrane for cancer research

June 1, 2021
“The central idea is that if you alter the composition of the cell membrane, you can potentially alter the functionality of the proteins within the membrane and thus the disease overall.”
DNA and COVID-19: What’s the connection?
Observance

DNA and COVID-19: What’s the connection?

April 23, 2021
Studies have linked virus susceptibility and severity to genes inherited from Neanderthals and to blood type — but not all researchers agree on the results.
Genetic research in the midst of a pandemic
Observance

Genetic research in the midst of a pandemic

April 20, 2021
A study in the United Kingdom has identified four novel genetic variants associated with critical illness in patients with COVID-19.
Burke expands frontiers and maintains balance in RNA research
ASBMB Annual Meeting

Burke expands frontiers and maintains balance in RNA research

March 9, 2021
As a JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award recipient, James Burke will present his work at the 2021 ASBMB Annual Meeting.
From grief to healing in the year of COVID-19
Wellness

From grief to healing in the year of COVID-19

Jan. 13, 2021
“My grandmother meant the world to me. Nothing could have prepared me for her death or the anger I directed at myself for being unable to help her during her final months.”
From the journals: MCP
Journal News

From the journals: MCP

Dec. 29, 2020
Protein profiles offer new insights into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A novel fungal protease improves proteomic coverage. Expression of HLA-II shows promise for immunotherapy.
Nobelists’ former postdocs discover missing link in telomerase evolution
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Nobelists’ former postdocs discover missing link in telomerase evolution

Oct. 13, 2020
The cell-aging enzyme’s RNA is an intermediate between that of humans and lower eukaryotes, containing signature marks from both kingdoms.
Gut microbiome shaped by dietary sphingolipids
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Gut microbiome shaped by dietary sphingolipids

Sept. 22, 2020
A new tracing method described in the Journal of Lipid Research offers clues on how a macronutrient interacts with the microbes that live inside us.
Corbett goes the extra mile to support young scientists
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Corbett goes the extra mile to support young scientists

May 26, 2020
The ASBMB honors an Emory University professor and trailblazer who is passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in science.
Garcia uses mass spectrometry to unravel the human epigenome
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Garcia uses mass spectrometry to unravel the human epigenome

March 5, 2020
Benjamin Garcia’s research group at the University of Pennsylvania has developed novel methodologies to analyze histones for application in post-translational modifications and systems epigenetics.
Lavrsen finds endless possibilities in PTMs
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Lavrsen finds endless possibilities in PTMs

Feb. 3, 2020
JBC/Tabor Award winner Kirstine Lavrsen identified an important role for a posttranslational modification enzyme in conversion of normal colon tissue into cancerous tissue.