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Role of Enzyme OGG1 in Treatment of Inflammatory Diseases

An enzyme that normally repairs damaged DNA, may be the key to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases. Inflammatory diseases such as COPD and septicemia (blood poisoning) represent a growing threat to public health. Such conditions are commonly the result of an overactive immune system.

found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a keyrole in how they find their way to eggs. The PMCA protein may also help explain how egg cells only interact with sperm from the same species. PMCA may even be a target of drug discovery.

Read more: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-unraveling-mystery-sperm-cells.html#jCp

Researchers have found that a protein in the cell membranes of sperm plays a keyrole in how they find their way to eggs. The PMCA protein may also help explain how egg cells only interact with sperm from the same species. PMCA may even be a target of drug discovery.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-11-unraveling-mystery-sperm-cells.html#jCp