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    01/11/2010
    Researchers identify new protein with key role in antibody assembly

    St. Jude investigators identified a new protein at work inside infection-fighting plasma cells that plays a critical role in quality control during antibody production.

     
     
    01/08/2009
    New insight into the cell’s busy chaperones

    When newly created proteins emerge from the cell’s protein-making machinery, they appear as useless, spaghetti-like strands. Only after these strands fold into their intricate, final globular shapes can proteins begin their work as enzymes and other essential cellular components.

     
     
    02/06/2008
    St. Jude finds mechanism for faulty protein disposal

    A discovery by St. Jude scientists offers new insights into how myeloma cells dispose of defective or excess proteins. This finding could lead to new cancer treatments.

     
     
    03/13/2006
    Understanding drug resistance

    St. Jude researchers have shown that tumor cells become resistant to drugs called topoisomerase poisons by activating a protective response that reduces the amount of the topoisomerase enzymes those drugs target.