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mRNA Methylation and the Circadian Clock: A New Role for an Old Modification

admin May 11, 2014

  Proteintech Guest Blogger Toryn Poolman, a circadian researcher based at the University of Manchester, talks us through one of the latest discoveries in the world of circadian biology. The paper appeared in the journal Nature and featured several Proteintech antibodies… espite my current postdoc position in the field of circadian biology, believe it or… Continue Reading »

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AMPA Receptor Trafficking Shapes the Synapse

admin October 23, 2013

  By Simon Hackett Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) are neurons located near the ganglionic cell layer of the retina. These cells receive impulses from photoreceptor cells via bipolar and amacrine cells mediated by AMPA-class glutamate receptors (AMPA receptors). Two types of these receptors exist: receptors lacking GluA2 subunits, permeable to calcium ions, and those with a… Continue Reading »

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Is a Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Within Grasp?

admin October 18, 2013

  by Deborah Grainger Last week our attention was turned to an article on the BBC News website, which hails one of the biggest discoveries in neurodegenerative disease research of 2013: scientists based at the University of Leicester, UK, may have found a way of stopping neurodegeneration in its tracks. It could mean that an effective treatment… Continue Reading »

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New Antibody Search Engine: CiteAb

admin March 18, 2013

Proteintech is working with a new antibody search engine called CiteAb to ensure antibodies are easy to find and that researchers can quickly see where they have been cited in the past. CiteAb lists over 800,000 antibodies from 50 companies, along with the publications that cite them. CiteAb is the world’s largest independent citation-ranked antibody… Continue Reading »

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Unlocking Human MND Models:Do Skin Cells Hold the Key?

admin November 30, 2012

A matter of decades ago, the idea of turning a humble skin cell into a live, firing nerve cell would have seemed impossible; perhaps deemed the result of reading too many science fiction novels. Yet in a paper published earlier this year in PNAS, an international collaboration of researchers has done exactly this — essentially… Continue Reading »

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Quality Assurance – Proteintech Europe attain ISO 9001 accreditation

admin May 15, 2012

  Proteintech Europe are pleased to announce that they have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 BSI Accreditation. The award was made through URS Certification (http://www.urscertification.com/) a world leader in assessing business processes against internationally recognised standards. Libby Witherden, European Business Manager for Proteintech Group commented: “We are delighted to achieve the ISO acrreditation. Proteintech Group strives… Continue Reading »

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New publication: Compensatory functions of histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and HDAC2 regulate transcription and apoptosis during mouse oocyte development.

admin January 13, 2012

  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jan 5. [Epub ahead of print] Compensatory functions of histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) and HDAC2 regulate transcription and apoptosis during mouse oocyte development. Ma P, Pan H, Montgomery RL, Olson EN, Schultz RM. Source Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Abstract Dramatic changes in chromatin structure and… Continue Reading »

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New Publication: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition-like and mesenchymal to epithelial transition…

admin January 13, 2012

  Hum Reprod. 2012 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] Epithelial to mesenchymal transition-like and mesenchymal to epithelial transition-like processes might be involved in the pathogenesis of pelvic endometriosis. Matsuzaki S, Darcha C. Source CHU Clermont-Ferrand, CHU Estaing, Chirurgie Gynécologique, 1, Place Lucie Aubrac, 63003 Clermont-Ferrand, France. Abstract BACKGROUNDEndometrium is derived from intermediate mesoderm via mesenchymal… Continue Reading »

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