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She’s both a groundbreaking computer scientist and an excellent teacher; and now she’s awarded the Teaching Prize at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Many proteins have the Golgi apparatus as their favorite hangout place. For N-terminal acetyltransferases (NATs), however, this is a rather unique characteristic as only one NAT, Naa60, was shown to localize to intracellular organelles. Naa60 and the means by which it associates with the Golgi membrane caught the interest of researchers at The Department of Molecular Biology who recently... Read more
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Receives grant for commercial development of potential novel drug candidates for Chronic Obstructive Pulmanory Disease treatment
In recent years, several sporadic cases of NAA10 mutations have been identified in patients with varying degrees of developmental delays. In the curremt issue of Human Mutation, Svein Isungset Støve, Marina Blenski and Thomas Arnesen from the NAT-group at the Department of Molecular Biology in collaboration with geneticists from Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United States discovered... Read more
Similarity in Shape Dictates Signature Intrinsic Dynamics Despite No Functional Conservation in TIM Barrel Enzymes
The Norwegian research council announced the "Toppforsk" grants 25. January. MBI researcher Thomas Arnesen got a 25 million NOK grant for his project «N-terminal acetylation as a key physiological regulation mechanism».
Five students presents their thesis in molecular biology this semester.
The Norwegian Cancer Society has granted 12 million NOK to cancer researchers Rein Aasland, Thomas Arnesen og Mathias Ziegler.
Aurelia Lewis receives the Lecturer Prize 2014/15 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Drought is an increasing problem all over the world and the main reason for crop failure, thus there is a need to develop plants that are highly resistant to drought. We have found targeting of the NatA enzyme to be a way to develop highly drought resistant plants since NatA controls the stress imposed on plants by drought.
Six master students presents their thesis in June.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a major health problem that can result in cardiovascular diseases including hypertensive crisis and stroke. A recent paper in Science by Hwang and Varshavsky shows that the molecular signaling underlying regulation of blood pressure involves N-terminal acetylation of specific proteins and their consecutive degradation by the N-end rule pathway.

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