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Ultra Quick sample preparation prior to GC-MS based metabolomics

Metabolomics is a comprehensive study of low molecular weight compounds in biological samples and has been applied to wide range of research areas from medical to food analysis. For the analysis of metabolites, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS)

Amino acid transporter chaperons its fusogenic partner: an essential role in placenta, and its implications for physiological and pathological cell fusion

Placenta is an essential organ for the fetal development of eutherian mammals. For the functions of placenta such as nutrient supply, gas exchange, metabolic waste elimination, and immunological protection, the maternal- and fetal blood circulations in the

How selenium is incorporated into proteins: structural view of selenocysteine ‘recoding’

Selenium is an essential micronutrient for human health. It is present in proteins as a special amino acid, selenocysteine, which is the so-called 21st amino acid. Selenocysteine resembles serine and cysteine, where the selenium atom (Se) replaces