Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Protein Pikachurin Identified

One scientific news for you.
Osaka Bioscience Institute (OBI) has identified Pikachurin that new protein (ligand) for dynamic visual acuity, and it is announced at Nature.com on 20 July. OBI named Pikachurin to new protein, because they believe it is lightning-fast moves same as Pikachu.

[ Reference ]
Nature : Pikachurin, a dystroglycan ligand, is essential for photoreceptor ribbon synapse formation
Daily Yomiuri Online : Researchers: 'Pikachurin' protein linked with kinetic vision

[ Edit 22 July ]
As additional info, 'Raichu : RAs and Interacting protein CHimeric Unit' protein is produced, refer to Phogemon project.

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