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Carnegie Donates Landmark Clones to Biology

August 6, 2009

arabidopsis thaliana Surprisingly little is known about the interactions that proteins have with each other and the protective membrane that surrounds a cell. These membrane proteins regulate nutrients, sense environmental threats and are the communications interface between and within cells. Now researchers at the Carnegie Institution have cloned genes to produce membrane proteins that may initiate instructions for genes to turn on in the nucleus. Full Story

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