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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 March 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 12, p. nf32
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.12.nf32]

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Preheating Primes Pruners

Gentle warming charges up protein-chopping system in human skin cells

Mary Beckman

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/12/nf32

Abstract: Volunteers fill sandbags while storm clouds are brewing so the sacks will be ready when floodwaters rush in. Similarly, skin cells prepare for a flood of molten proteins by reinforcing a protein-chopping system, according to new research. This boost might explain how cells and organisms protect themselves from severe stress.

Citation: M. Beckman, Preheating Primes Pruners. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (12), nf32 (2004).

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