For the past 15 years, , MD, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist at Stanford, has been deepening his relationship with one of biology’s wallflowers: a molecule he has nicknamed poly P. While most other biochemists ignore the omnipresent molecule (it shows up in every living cell on Earth) Kornberg, 89, can’t pull himself away. He’s convinced poly P is one of life’s great behind-the-scenes power players.
Damn aac/aad aminoglycoside-sensing riboswitches appropriating features of thermosensor RNA systems! Have you no shame?
Sorry, I’ve just seen way too many SJW-posts inaccurately using the concept of appropriation today (and every other day).
So, I just found out that some strains of the bacterium that I work with are capable of producing a metabolite, clavam-2-carboxylate (C2C), which is so toxic that if you touch it you die. Yeah. And we have a box full of it sitting in our Level II box. $100,000 worth of it. Yeah. The more you know.
And feel free to submit posts to it!
I have decided to include two additional mutants in my study (bldA and ccaR). In brief, I will be comparing protein expression in normal S. clavuligerus (produces aerial hyphae and clavulanic acid) and three mutants which are either defective in hyphae formation, clavulanic acid production, or both. Yeah, science!
This kid right here, that’s who!
Although I have become quite attached to the old Finnpipette IIs.
Also, I just found out that I get to TA History of Biology this semester! So wicked. This sem the course is focusing on the history of TB outbreaks and treatment in Newfoundland and Labrador. I’m pretty pumped.
It is a tetromer, a dimer of dimers, if you will.
Article includes brief descriptions of possible mechanisms of action, as well as references for several scientific studies on THC and other cannabinoids.
Most of the stuff is just re-blogs; my main goal with this project is to get women scientists/aspiring scientists to submit text/images. So, you know, if you fit the criteria, do that.
Is there really a difference between TES as its free acid and TES as a sodium salt? As in, can I swap one out for the other?
Note: this is for making Streptomyces media.