Day: 24. September 2015

Yakult and RIKEN elucidate induction mechanism of immune cells involved in inflammatory bowel disease

A research team of Yakult and Riken’s gastrointestinal homeostasis research group have found, in human experiments, that Th17 immune cells which are closely related to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases are induced by over 20 types of intestinal bacteria which have the capacity to adhere to the intestinal epithelium. RIKEN news release, September 24, 2015

Hiroshima group develops novel type of “his-tag” binding to glass

The heptapeptide was discovered in Bacillus cereus which allows this microorganism to bind to glass. The recombinant tag developed from this natural precursor peptide binds to glass and can be removed by arginine, which is advantageous over imidazole, used for the elution of his-tagged proteins. Akio KURODA laboratory,

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