MUC1-C: Lubricating for a Cancerous Takeover

MUC1-C: Lubricating for a Cancerous Takeover

Marcos Salazar March 17, 2014 Mucins consist of a family of glycoproteins that primarily provide protection to epithelial cells exposed to the external environment. They are responsible for forming a gel-like secretion found in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, as well as the linings of ducts, such as those of the mammary glands, liver, pancreas, 

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Photoreactive HDAC Inhibitors: A New Way to Form A Stable Relationship with HDACs

Photoreactive HDAC Inhibitors: A New Way to Form A Stable Relationship with HDACs

Marcos Salazar March 10, 2014 The deregulation of histone deacetylases (HDACs) has the potential to instigate various cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Pavel A. Petukhov has cleverly designed HDAC inhibitors containing a photoreactive element that selective form a stable bond with HDACs and inhibit their detrimental effects. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have managed to maintain a 

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UConn Professors Provide iPS Cells for Neurological Research Use

UConn Professors Provide iPS Cells for Neurological Research Use

Marcos Salazar March 3, 2014 The KeraFAST community of researchers and collaborators keeps increasing at an exceptional rate. We’ve gained some traction in recruiting highly-respected institutions to join our company to offer their research reagents created through hard work and passion within their laboratories. A perfect and recent example comes from the University of Connecticut 

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