Vitamin D supplementation and calcium absorption during caloric restriction: a randomized double blind trial

submitted by: shapses
Background: Weight loss (WL) is associated with a decrease in calcium absorption and may be one mechanism that induces bone loss with weight reduction. Objective: Because vitamin D supplementation has been shown to increase true fractional calcium absorption (TFCA), the goal of this study was to examine the effect of vitamin D during WL or weight maintenance (WM). Design: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind 6-wk study was conducted in 82 postmenopausal women [BMI (in kg/...
Authors: Sue Shapses, Deeptha Sukumar, Stephen Schneider, Yvette Schlussel, Robert Sherrell, M Paul Field, Hasina Ambia-Sobhan

biosights: February 18, 2013 - Erecting a myosin scaffold for cytokinesis

submitted by: JCB
Cell division requires the coordinated action of proteins that promote actomyosin contraction, membrane trafficking, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Wloka et al. reveal that, in budding yeast, the type II myosin Myo1 acts as an immobile scaffold at the bud neck to organize proteins involved in forming the primary septum during cytokinesis. This biosights episode presents the paper by Wloka et al. from the February 4, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview...

20130131 - Protein Prediction 2 - Marco De Vivo - Paths to drug discovery and the role of computational chemistry

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130131
Course: Protein Prediction 2
Title: Paths to drug discovery and the role of computational chemistry
Speaker: Marco De Vivo

20130129 - Protein Prediction 2 - Marco Punta - The Pfam protein families database

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130129
Course: Protein Prediction 2
Title: The Pfam protein families database
Speaker: Marco Punta

20130122 - Protein Prediction 2 - Andrea Schafferhans - Docking

submitted by: rostlab

Date: 20130122
Course: Protein Prediction 2
Title: Docking
Speaker: Andrea Schafferhans

Following the Evolution of new Protein Folds via Protodomains

submitted by: Spencer Bliven

This talk was recorded Jan 28, 2013 as a practice talk for my Candidacy Exam at University of California, San Diego. It discusses my current research in Philip Bourne's lab, as well as proposes research for my thesis over the next two years.