Researchers from Göttingen and Karlsruhe have developed a new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer. The innovative method promises to be able to treat the disease in a more targeted way and with fewer side effects in the future.
Researchers led by Ashwin Chari and Holger Stark have visualized the structure of the fatty acid synthase in unprecedented resolution of 1.9 Å . The images provide new insights into a complete fatty acid production cycle.
Until a mammalian embryo implants in the uterus, the egg cell must supply it with everything it needs. Researchers have now elucidated how egg cells store proteins for this purpose and how errors in protein storage could lead to infertility. Structures of the egg cell that have puzzled scientists for over 60 years play a crucial role in this.