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The 13-amino acid peptide neurotensin (NT) was discovered over 30 years ago and has been implicated in a wide variety of neurotransmitter and endocrine functions. This review focuses on four areas where there has been substantial recent progress in understanding NT signaling and several functions...
In recent years an increasing number of studies on thermophilic and hyperthermophilic proteins aiming to elucidate determinants of protein thermostability have yielded valuable insights about the relevant mechanisms. In particular, comparison of homologous enzymes with different thermostabilities...
We describe a general strategy for the identification of functional genes that, when downregulated, result in a selectable phenotype. This strategy is based on expression selection of cDNA fragments that counteract their cognate genes. A cDNA library containing random fragments expressed in human...