biosights: July 8, 2013 - Vinculin delivers a clutch performance

submitted by: JCB
At the leading edge of migrating cells, actin assembly and membrane protrusion are closely coupled with the formation of integrin-based focal adhesions that attach to the extracellular matrix. Thievessen et al. reveal that the focal adhesion protein vinculin acts as part of a molecular clutch that engages actin flow to coordinate actin and focal adhesion dynamics. This biosights episode presents the paper by Thievessen et al. from the July 8, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and...

Safety of Conventional and Biotech Food: How Safe is Safe?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special seminar on Safety of Conventional and Biotech Food: How Safe is Safe? by Dr. Antonio C. Laurena
Research Professor, Crop Science Cluster-Institute of Plant Breeding, University of the Philippines Los Banos on June 20, 2013.

Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans

submitted by: sjokeefe
Background: Epidemiologic studies have suggested that most cases of sporadic colon cancer can be attributed to diet. The recognition that colonic microbiota have a major influence on colonic health suggests that they might mediate colonic carcinogenesis. Objective: To examine the hypothesis that the influence of diet on colon cancer risk is mediated by the microbiota through their metabolites, we measured differences in colonic microbes and their metabolites in African Americans with a...
Authors: Junhai Ou, Franck Carbonero, Erwin G Zoetendal, James P DeLany, Mei Wang, Keith Newton, H Rex Gaskins, Stephen JD O’Keefe

20130618 - Protein Prediction 1 - Burkhard Rost - Secondary Structure prediction 2

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130618

Course: Protein Prediction 1

Title: Secondary Structure prediction 2

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computational Biology students

20130618 - Protein Prediction 1 - Burkhard Rost - Secondary Structure prediction 2

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130618

Course: Protein Prediction 1

Title: Secondary Structure prediction 2

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computer Science students

20130611 - Protein Prediction 1 - Burkhard Rost - Structural Genomics

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130611

Course: Protein Prediction 1

Title: Structural Genomics

Speaker: Burkhard Rost

Audience: Computational Biology students