Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 March 2004
Preheating Primes Pruners
Gentle warming charges up protein-chopping system in human skin cells
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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