Sunday, April 17, 2011

New high impact articles - Novel family of stress-protective proteins and pexophagy

A novel family of dehydrin-like proteins is involved in stress response in the human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigates
Sak Hoi et al
MBoC in Press, published April 13, 2011
Authors identified two novel proteins DprA and DprB which are important for peroxisome functioning. Both of these proteins when fused to eGFP localize to peroxisomes and cytosol. Dpr mutants exhibit  altered catalase levels and impaired peroxisomal beta-oxidation.

Zutphen et al
Autophagy (Impact Factor - 6.829)
Volume 7, Issue 8   August 2011
Authors identified the massive peroxisome degradation process resembling both micro and macro-pexophagy using Pex3 fused with temperature sensitive degron sequence at N-terminus.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Latest peroxisome articles from high impact journal "The Plant Cell"

Two latest articles about plant peroxisomes from journal "The Plant Cell"
Impact Factor - 10.679

Identification of Novel Plant Peroxisomal Targeting Signals by a Combination of Machine Learning Methods and in Vivo Subcellular Targeting Analyses
Lingner T et al.
First Published on April 12, 2011

Arabidopsis ABERRANT PEROXISOME MORPHOLOGY9 Is a Peroxin That Recruits the PEX1-PEX6 Complex to Peroxisomes
Shino Goto et al.
First Published on April 12, 2011

Treat for the eyes

I thought of introducing an additional feature to this research blog by making it semi-informal.
I would extend the blogposts about peroxisomes with suitable interesting and sometimes non-scientific material like pictures suiting the mood of article or useful links, pictures, video etc.

Stunning photography by my friend Rakesh Chandode
"Beauty of plants"
Link to other galleries of eye-catching pics by Rakesh Chandode on National Geogrpahic

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Postdoctoral position at The University of Stavanger, Norway

Title of project - “Molecular analyses of peroxisome-mediated pathogen defense mechanisms in Arabidopsis
University of Stavanger
Faculty of Science and Technology,
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science,
The Centre for Organelle Research (CORE.)

Funding Agency - Norwegian Research Council (project 204822/F20)

Salary - NOK 448.400 per annum

Date of beginning fellowship - July 1, 2011

Closing date for applications - April 26th, 2011

Link -