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Scientists Develop Chemical Switch For Natural Signaling Molecules, Opening New Approach To Biomedical Research And Drug Design

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September 26, 2000
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University Of California, San Francisco
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Applying the tools of chemistry where modern genetic techniques have so far fallen short, a team led by a University of California, San Francisco scientist has developed drug-like inhibitors to study vital signaling molecules essential for almost all cell activity.

Applying the tools of chemistry where modern genetic techniques have so far fallen short, a team led by a University of California, San Francisco scientist has developed drug-like inhibitors to study vital signaling molecules essential for almost all cell activity. The research opens the way to identify the functions of hundreds of these molecules, called kinases, crucial to signal transmission in all cells and, in the same step, identify precisely how drugs can inhibit kinases when they go awry and cause disease.


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University Of California, San Francisco. (2000, September 26). Scientists Develop Chemical Switch For Natural Signaling Molecules, Opening New Approach To Biomedical Research And Drug Design. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000926072342.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. "Scientists Develop Chemical Switch For Natural Signaling Molecules, Opening New Approach To Biomedical Research And Drug Design." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/09/000926072342.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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