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Polyamines are ubiquitous small basic molecules that play multiple essential roles in mammalian physiology. Their cellular content is highly regulated and there is convincing evidence that altered metabolism is involvement in many disease states. Drugs altering polyamine levels may therefore have...
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) response has been thought a cytoprotective mechanism to cope with accumulation of unfolded proteins in the ER. Recent progress has made a quantum leap revealing that ER stress response can be regarded as an autoregulatory system adjusting the ER capacity to cellular...
Annually, approximately two million human deaths are caused worldwide by malaria, most of them being children. Plasmodium falciparum is the leading cause of cerebral malaria, the most severe and fatal form of disease. Moreover, the emergence of resistant strains to the existing drugs has worsened...