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Lipid modified natural RNA

tRNA is an integral part of the protein translation process. It translates the genetic code from mRNA to make the corresponding protein. The process of protein translation requires a well-defined structure of specific tRNA and its ability

Topical application of hyaluronidase accelerates cutaneous wound healing

Chronic wound care poses a significant biomedical burden. The management and treatment of chronic wounds affect millions of people annually; these numbers are rapidly growing worldwide owing to the increase in the aging population and a sharp

Biophysical characterization of monofilm model systems composed of selected tear film phospholipids

While our eyes are open they are constantly exposed to bacterial infections, injury, and dehydration. To provide the necessary protection against these hazards the outer surface of our eyes is covered by a thin layer known as

Acyl-CoA-binding proteins help plants “degrease” adversities

Serving as the building blocks for triacylglycerides and membrane phospholipids, fatty acids are essential in all forms of life. Given their chemical inertness, fatty acids need activation into a more water-soluble form (as acyl-CoA esters), prior to

A simple assay to measure phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase activity

Enzymes are proteins that help chemical reactions to occur within cells and thus, they are essential to their life and function. They produce most of the molecules found in cells, and are classified by their function and

What new fats in processed food might do to your brain?

Modern life and the increase in the work load led us, over the years, to a great consumption of processed food with high energy density and fats. Therefore, the industry has been using lipid sources that could

Lipids are major players in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder affecting over 36 million people worldwide. Alzheimer’s patients suffer from dementia and memory loss and go through a progressive, irreversible and eventually fatal loss of cognitive functions. When Alois

New function for the well-known lipids

Angiogenesis is the new blood vessels formation in adult tissues which share some similarities to growth of blood vessels during development called vasculogenesis. It is estimated that growth of any tissue to the sizes above 2-3 mm3

Metformin is a potential remedy for the treatment of Gaucher disease

Glycosphingolipids (GSLs) are amphipathic compounds consisting of oligosaccharides and hydrophobic chain of ceramide. They are ubiquitously distributed in the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane and believed to be involved in a large number of cellular processes,

Replacement of saturated with unsaturated fats had no impact on vascular function but beneficial effects on lipid biomarkers and blood pressure

Disease of the heart and blood vessels (referred to as cardiovascular disease (CVD)) is the primary cause of death worldwide. A key public health recommendation for reducing the risk of developing CVD is to lower our intake of

Computational refinement and validation protocol for proteins

HIV protects itself using a membrane layer of lipids which covers all proteins which could potentially be targeted by drugs. The only exposed proteins, gp120 and gp41 form spikes that protrude out of the lipid membrane.  These