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Crystal Structure Shows Electrons, Unusual Enzyme

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hausinger and Hu

Michigan State University have combined structural biology and enzymatic approaches to clarify the catalytic mechanism of an unusual enzyme. “We now have a crystal structure that allows us…

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Zinc Transporter Key to Fighting Pancreatic Cancer and More

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jian Hu

Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually…

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Molecular Map Provides Clues to Zinc-Related Diseases

Monday, June 20, 2016
Jian Hu

Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases. Researchers at Michigan State University have taken that critical…

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Researchers Probe Structure of Human Calcium Receptor

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Gene expression pattern of the CASR gene.

Michigan State University was part of a team that’s providing new insights into the molecular basis of human diseases resulting from mutations in the calcium-sensing receptor, or CaSR,…

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Nonprotein Found Essential to Several Enzymes

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Colorful beakers in lab setting

While examining the chemical reactions of bacterial cells in a lab at Michigan State University, researchers discovered a link between the field of inorganic chemistry and that of the…

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