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Biochemical Interaction Of Kinase Enzyme

Researchers reveal that curcumin, a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric, binds to the kinase enzyme dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2 (DYRK2) at the atomic level. Through x-ray crystallography and kinase-inhibitor specificity profiling, researchers reveal that curcumin, a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric, binds to the kinase enzyme dual-specificity tyrosine-regulated kinase 2 (DYRK2) at the atomic level. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,

This previously unreported biochemical interaction of curcumin leads to inhibition of DYRK2 that impairs cell proliferation and reduces the cancer burden. But before turning to curcumin or turmeric supplements. They report that curcumin binds to and inhibits DYRK2 leading to the impediment of the proteasome the cellular protein machinery that destroys unneeded or damaged proteins in cells, which in turn reduces cancer in mice.

Accessibility to Mental Healthcare in India Remains A Challenge

“If it is inaccessible to the poor, it is neither radical or revolutionary.” This quote, which is making the rounds on social media, is attributed to Jonathan Herrera, an art faculty of MCAD who may have had a different context in mind while making this statement. But his point breaks global boundaries and questions not just the accessibility of basic human rights but also the hypocrisy behind it.

Research Sheds a Light Into Health Risks of Tattoo Inks

"Color pigments from tattoos do not remain locally restricted to the skin, they migrate in the body," explains BfR President, Professor Dr. Andreas Hensel. "Through UV light and aging, some pigments degrade into toxic substances. Readers of the latest issue of BfR2GO can gain an insight into the research and assessment work of the BfR in the field of the health risks of tattoo inks"

Misuse of Emergency Contraception Pills Risks Youths Life

Emergency contraception pills (ECPs) are not regular contraception pills, which can be consumed on a daily basis. Youngsters should know that ECPs are meant for emergency purposes and not for frequent consumption. This practice of rampantly consuming ECP to prevent unwanted pregnancies is putting lives of females at risk and making both the partners vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases, experts said.