Isoenzymes

  • Article
    | Open Access

    Apart from the enzymatic role of ketohexokinase isoform A (KHK-A) in fructose metabolism the alternative physiological functions of the enzyme are unclear. Here, the authors show that KHK-A mediates fructose-induced metastasis in breast cancer through a nuclear role in repressing the transcriptional activity of the cell-adhesion molecule CDH1.

    • Jiyoung Kim
    • , Jengmin Kang
    •  & Jong-Wan Park
  • Article
    | Open Access

    A major drawback in the clinical use of the oral anticoagulants that directly inhibit factor Xa in order to prevent blood clot formation is the potential for life threatening bleeding events. Here the authors describe factor Xa variants that are refractory to inhibition by these anticoagulants and could serve as rescue agents in treated patients.

    • Daniël Verhoef
    • , Koen M. Visscher
    •  & Mettine H. A. Bos
  • Article
    | Open Access

    River blindness, a disease affecting millions throughout the tropics, is caused by parasitic worms. Here, Yuet al. report the discovery and structural characterization of potent macrocyclic peptide inhibitors of iPGM, a nematode-specific phosphoglycerate mutase, as potential leads for novel antimicrobial agents.

    • Hao Yu
    • , Patricia Dranchak
    •  & James Inglese