Tag: yeast

A yeast model of cystic fibrosis

A yeast model of cystic fibrosis

At PLab we’re always on the lookout for new publications describing simple animal models of rare genetic diseases. The more non-obvious the model/disease fit appears at first blush, the more exciting are any results that confirm therapeutic relevance in humans...
Humanized yeast to the rescue

Humanized yeast to the rescue

This post is by written by @NinaDiPrimio, Scientist @ PLab. There are many research examples of yeast genes that were replaced by human orthologs for protein characterization, some of which with direct human disease relevance. One excellent example is out of Berkeley...
A yeast model of Niemann-Pick C

A yeast model of Niemann-Pick C

If you go to clinicaltrial.gov, one of the only websites for up-to-date clinical trial information, and search for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C), you will notice a small set of trials in various stages of development. Some of the trials are focused on better...
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