Category archives: Molecular biology

A generalized approach for NMR studies of lipid–protein interactions

A generalized approach for NMR studies of lipid–protein interactions

BiochemistryChemistryMolecular biology

By Invited Researcher

Author: Francisco J. Blanco is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at CIC bioGUNE Molecular interactions in cell membranes, particularly lipid-protein interactions in their hydrophobic core, are difficult to analyse and remain poorly characterised despite high relevance in physiological and pathological processes. Structural rearrangements in membranes and embedded proteins, and the way molecular interactions contribute to their […]

MicroRNA-loaded nanoparticles against liver metastasis

MicroRNA-loaded nanoparticles against liver metastasis

BiomedicineMolecular biology

By Invited Researcher

Author: Iker Badiola is an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Histology, Faculty of Medicine and Nursery, University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently occurring cancer and a common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. The origin of colorectal cancer is usually a malignant polyp developed in the […]

The skin I live in: the mineralocorticoid receptor

The skin I live in: the mineralocorticoid receptor

BiomedicineMolecular biology

By NuRCaMein

The mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) is an atypical nuclear receptor. In principle, it may seem a mere receptor with a specific ligand and an evident role: it is capable of detecting mineralocorticoids (like aldosterone), exerting an essential function controlling sodium and water reabsorption in the kidneys. In fact, knockout mice lacking MR die shortly after being […]