Cells put off protein production during times of stress

11 septiembre 2014

When a stressed cell recognizes the buildup of misfolded proteins, it responds by reshuffling its workload, much like a stressed out employee might temporarily move papers from an overflowing inbox into a junk drawer. The study could lend insight into misfolded protein diseases such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and type 2 diabetes.