Articles from Shivranjani C Moharir

Illustration representing the meteorite hitting the earth.

Alien protein found by Harvard researchers!

April 20, 2020 |

Scientists, for the first time, have found a protein named ‘hemolithin’ in meteorite Acfer 086. Hemolithin consists of iron and lithium attached to poly-glycine chain. Is this an indication of existence of primitive life outside earth?

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d157mOptn: An isoform of mouse optineurin

February 7, 2020 |

d157mOptn is a novel isoform of mouse optineurin which is impaired in autophagy, unlike its full length counterpart. It is possible that d157mOptn can regulate the autophagic function of full length optineurin and might have some significance in diseased condition.