Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Biosensor Developed by Fan and Ai

Yichong Fan, an ETOX graduate student, working with Huiwing Ai, an ETOX faculty member have recently published an article entitled, “Monitoring thioredoxin redox with a genetically encoded red fluorescent biosensor,” in Nature Chemical Biology. Their work was featured in a Inside UCR news feature.  The article describes the researchers work in converting "a naturally occurring fluorescent protein from corals into a biosensor that can be used to monitor the cellular thioredoxin (Trx) system, which is a promising target for cancer therapy".  Our congratulations to Yichong and Huiwing for the acceptance of their work in this highly regarded journal.  [The photo above is from the Inside UCR article.]

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