Japanese Mushroom Leads To Breakthrough In Protein Research
5/2/2008 2:51:33 AM
Utrecht University -- Using an enzyme of the Japanese mushroom Grifola frondosa (Maitake or dancing mushroom), proteins can be identified without knowing the organism's genetic composition. This advance simplifies the study of proteins lying at the root of such diseases as cancer and diabetes. Utrecht University Prof. Albert Heck's research group announced this breakthrough on the website of the scientific journal Nature Methods.