Daily Archives: March 29, 2013


The organophosphate malathion bind irreversbly to cholinesterase, which is responsible for the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. Primarily used as an insecticide in agriculture, it also has uses as medical treatment in low doses for head … Continue reading

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David Ezra Green (1910-1983)

David E. Green was an American biochemist who dedicated his life’s work to the study of enzymes but particularly the electron transport chain and  oxidative phosphorylation. At the University of Cambridge he worked on redox reaction applications in biological systems … Continue reading

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Journal Review #1

Petroski, Matthew. 2008. The Ubiquitin System, Disease and Drug Discovery. Accessed March 29th 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582801/ THE UBIQUITIN SYSTEM, DISEASE AND DRUG RECOVERY   The ubiquitin system, as its name suggests, controls a host of cellular processes via  activation of ubiquitin(UB) … Continue reading

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