Posted 3 days ago
currentsinbiology:

Parkinson’s Protein Behaves like a Virus
Virologist Edward Campbell, PhD, and colleagues at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, published a study indicating that the protein, alpha-synuclein, is able to enter and harm cells in the manner of viruses. The study shows that once inside a neuron, alpha synuclein breaks out of lysosomes, the digestive compartments of the cell, triggering cell death and the spread of the protein to other neurons. The finding may lead to the development of new therapies to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease or halt or slow its progression.
The study was published April 25, 2013 in the journal PLOS ONE.
Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein

currentsinbiology:

Parkinson’s Protein Behaves like a Virus

Virologist Edward Campbell, PhD, and colleagues at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, published a study indicating that the protein, alpha-synuclein, is able to enter and harm cells in the manner of viruses. The study shows that once inside a neuron, alpha synuclein breaks out of lysosomes, the digestive compartments of the cell, triggering cell death and the spread of the protein to other neurons. The finding may lead to the development of new therapies to delay the onset of Parkinson’s disease or halt or slow its progression.

The study was published April 25, 2013 in the journal PLOS ONE.

Parkinson’s protein alpha-synuclein

Posted 3 days ago

mucholderthen:

VESICULAR FUSION
by Suety Kwan [on Behance]

The final image was published on the cover of the journal Autophagy, tying in to the lead article on the fusion of amphisomes and lysosomes
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AUTOPHAGY [“eating self”] or autophagocytosis [“the process in which cells eat themselves”] is the basic mechanism for recycling of unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components  Autophagy, if regulated, ensures the synthesis, degradation and recycling of cellular components, and helps cells to survive starvation by maintaining energy levels
[Based on wikipedia]

Read more on vesicles …
Read more on lysosomes …
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IMAGES:  Illustration  |  Journal cover

Posted 1 week ago
It is an undeniable fact that body fluids are the initial source of nourishment for the survival of human life – namely mother’s milk and saliva. As infants and children we spend an inordinate amount to time licking things. Almost every object we grasp must first be licked.
Posted 2 months ago

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Posted 2 months ago

Screw Everyone!!

Friends are a waste off fucking time…They are back stabbers always creeping behind your back with a knife ready to stab…. 2014 has been a year of secrets envy and betrayal.. 

Posted 2 months ago

Life is a game of sims..

Ups and downs…career jobs education love marriage money…n then come death… Death, a word we cant run from.. God play with our lifes just like a big sims game…hmmm…n one day you’r just BOOM! dead! everything gone..money fame love everything….

Posted 5 months ago

soooo cute!

Posted 1 year ago
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Posted 1 year ago

Home Sweet Home

  1. Nothning feels better than sleeping on your own bed at home.. Uhh! Its only wednesday but Im home already... Home fever i guess.. Or im just missing my puppiess hehe.. Maybe both.. Nevertheless year 2 semester 1 is here which means work work and much work... Uhhh!