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Microprotein Could Point to New Therapeutic Targets for Diverse Human Diseases

09:00 EDT 28 Oct 2019 | Genetic Engineering News

Study results indicate that a previously uncharacterized 54 amino acid microprotein called PIGBOS sits on the outer mitochondrial membrane and plays a key role in modulating the unfolded protein response, or UPR, which mitigates a form of cellular stress. Dysregulation of UPR is thought to underpin a range of diseases including Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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