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CELLULAR HEALTH: Flippases, these membrane proteins that generate electrical current

Flippases are proteins in cell membranes that mediate the transfer of specific phospholipids or fats from one sheet to another sheet in the cell membrane. This displacement of lipid molecules in cell membranes requires an energy supply and induces an electric current. And this microcurrent could play a key role in controlling certain essential processes …

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Echo viruses

Echo viruses (Enteric, cytopatogenic Human Orphan viruses) are members of the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family. They constitute the largest subset of enteroviruses, consisting of 34 serotypes. Echo viruses cause a variety of diseases, from minor febrile conditions to severe, potentially fatal conditions such as childhood enteritis, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, paralysis and myocarditis. Initially, …

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Human enteroviruses

What are enteroviruses? The genus Enterovirus belongs to the Picornaviridae family and includes the following viral groups:      Coxsackie viruses A1 to A21, A24 and B1 to 6;      Echo Viruses 1 to 7, 9, 11 to 21, 24 to 27 and 29 to 33;      Enteroviruses 68 to 71;      Poliomyelitis viruses of types …

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CELL IMMUNITY. T-CELL receptors (TCRs) and their epitopes

Construction of the T-cell receptor          The antibody is not the only protein that recognizes the antigen. The antigen-specific receptor of T lymphocytes does the same. It is simply called the T-cell receptor and is abbreviated as the T-cell receptor TCR. We can define the antigen as a compound capable of eliciting the formation of a …

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New Publications

Skeletal Muscle Regeneration in Advanced Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy. Journal: Foot & ankle international Februar/15/2020 Decreased lean muscle mass in the lower extremity in diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is thought to contribute to altered joint loading, immobility, and disability. However, the mechanism behind this loss is unknown and could derive from a reduction in size of …

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