1. IPTG Triggers the Transcription of the Lac Operon

    IPTG Triggers the Transcription of the Lac Operon
    Isopropyl β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside, abbreviated IPTG, is a molecular biology reagent. This compound is used as a molecular mimic of allolactose, a lactose metabolite that triggers transcription of the lac operon.
  2. Carbenicillin Antibiotic - Top 7 FAQs

    Carbenicillin Antibiotic - Top 7 FAQs
    Using carbenicillin antibiotics in your research? Get to know these top frequently asked questions!   1. What is Carbenicillin? Carbenicillin, also known as carboxybenzylpenicillin, is a member of the penicillin β-lactam antibiotics. Unlike most β-lactams, carbenicillin disodium is limited to primarily gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and common enteric species. It can be used in selection protocols and is often preferred...
  3. Genomics and Cancer: The Search for a Cure

    Over the past two decades, dramatic progress has been made in many areas of medicine where hope once seemed out of reach. An infectious disease like HIV, considered intractable in the 1990s, is now controllable with anti-retroviral therapy; and the right combination of antibiotics can similarly control many difficult bacterial infections.
  4. GSK-3, WNT Signaling: Cancer Treatment

    MECHANISM The Wnt pathway involves a large number of proteins that can regulate the production of Wnt signaling molecules, their interactions with receptors on target cells and the physiological responses of target cells that result from the exposure of cells to the extracellular Wnt ligands. Although the presence and strength of any given effect depends on the Wnt ligand, cell...
  5. Cancer Research Using Blasticidin S

    Blasticidin S is an antibiotic used by scientists in bio-research to select cells modified by genetic engineering. It inhibits the growth of a wide range of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells by interfering with protein synthesis. Blasticidin S allows the selection and maintenance of cells expressing the blasticidin-resistance gene.

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