Multiple loops in DNA-protein binding complexes

Recent results from the Gelles lab published in PLoS Biology show that lac repressor bound to DNA can form different loop structures and that there are rapid transitions between the structures.

Gabbay Award

On Monday, Nov 10, Prof. Alfred Goldberg from Harvard Medical School will be on campus to receive the 2008 Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award and to deliver a lecture on the topic “Functions of the proteasome from protein degradation and immune surveillance to cancer therapy”

For more information, see the online exhibit at brandeis.libguides.com

IMPDH and retinal degeneration

Recent work from the Hedstrom Lab suggests an explanation for how mutations in this enzyme involved in nucleotide biosynthesis can lead to retinal degeneration and hereditary blindness. It seems it has to do with binding mRNA. Read more at:

Rotation Talks

Rotation talks by Biochemistry and Biophysics first-years today, Fri, 10/31/08 in Gerstanzang 121, 11:30am.

There will be pizza.

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