Shows Nicotine By-Product Reacts with Proteins
"Nornicotine permanently and irreversibly modifies proteins,
which can affect their overall function," says TSRI investigator
Kim Janda, who is publishing the researchwhich has implications
for diabetes, cancer, aging, and Alzheimer's diseasewith
Ph.D. candidate Tobin Dickerson.
Elected to AAAS
TSRI Professor Kim Janda, Ely R. Callaway Chair in Chemistry
and member of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, has
been elected a fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science (AAAS) "for fundamental studies in
the areas of catalytic antibodies, immunopharmacotherapy as
related to cancer and drug addiction, and combinatorial chemistry
and resins for organic synthesis."
Report cryo-EM Structure of Whole Integrin Molecule
"[Integrins] have a large and very complicated structure,"
says investigator Mark Yeager. who, with postdoctoral fellow
Brian Adair, recently solved an integrin structure that is
involved in blot clotting and thrombosis.