Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Breaking Report: Ras/MAPK signaling and Immune Responses

On my desk to read today? A breaking report from the Boutros lab.

Ragab et al. (2011) Drosophila Ras/MAPK signalling regulates innate immune responses in immune and intestinal stem cells. EMBO J. 2011 Feb 4. Protocol Note: screened in SL2 cells with follow-up in vivo using RNAi and mutant strains.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Breaking Report

On my desk today? A new report that uses RNAi in the study (and based their designs on DRSC amplicon designs).

Chan et al. (2011) Expanded polyglutamine domain possesses nuclear export activity which modulates subcellular localization and toxicity of polyQ disease protein via exportin-1. Hum. Mol. Genet.

Meeting Announcement

Recently came across a meeting announcement I will pass along:

6th International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, October 2-5, 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. More information at their website.