Tag: protein

Delaying Alzheimer’s disease onset with a protein derived from corn

May 5, 2022

Scientists at the University of Kansas (KU) have engineered an antigen using a protein from corn to combat the toxic buildup of proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s). This antigen could feasibly be used in potential immunisation approaches for Alzheimer’s – the antigen has been shown to induce an immune response and improve memory in […]

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Buckwheat extract found to promote protein clean-up in cells

October 6, 2021

A type of buckwheat liquor used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was found to influence an important activity in cells: tartary buckwheat extract induces autophagy, a process that cells use to clean up proteins that are damaged or no longer needed. Researchers from Japan’s Osaka University, who made the discovery, also said that a specific […]

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Key protein protects blood stem cells from premature aging

November 12, 2020

Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) produce other blood and immune cells, and ramp up production when an infection strikes – scientists from the UK have now identified how the HSCs protect themselves during the arduous task. A protein, YTHDF2 for short, regulates genes that control inflammatory processes that follow infection, protecting the stem cells from damage […]

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