New research from Lalita Ramakrishnan’s group, LMB Cell Biology Division and University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit, has revealed the reverse electron transport pathway behind mitochondrial reactive oxygen species overproduction, contributing to tuberculosis pathogenesis.
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A clinical study, led by Nina Rzechorzek in John O’Neill’s group at the LMB, showed that healthy human brain temperature varies far more than previously assumed—by age, sex, brain region, and time of day. This has major implications for patients, suggesting that daily rhythmic brain temperature variation is critical to brain function.
Andrew McKenzie’s group, in the LMB’s PNAC Division, has found a link between tumour-related expression of the IL25 gene, innate lymphoid cells and reduced survival amongst colorectal cancer patients
A new study from Joe Yeeles’ group, in the LMB’s PNAC Division, demonstrates the first reconstitution of a functional human replisome that performs fast and efficient DNA replication.
Lori Passmore’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has shown that Mpe1 in yeast and RBBP6 in humans are critical for activating CPF and CPSF respectively, protein complexes vital to cleavage process of mRNA.
In solving the structure of the human inner kinetochore bound to a centromeric CENP-A nucleosome, David Barford’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has revealed how the complex recognises centromeric DNA and functions as a load-bearing element during chromosome segregation.