NMR spectroscopy helps identify trigger point in "death protein"

10/22/2008 | Yahoo! · Science Daily Magazine

Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers were able to identify and activate a trigger point in an "executioner" protein called BAX that can initiate cell suicide among unwanted or diseased cells. The discovery may lead to the development of BAX-targeting drugs that can switch cell death on or off in human disease, a researcher said.

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