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The fate of proteins and the involvement in cell death and aging

Joint Conference on GLOBAL APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY CONFERENCE & International Congress on MICROBIAL & BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGIES
October 18-19, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Qunxing Ding and Haiyan Zhu

Kent State University, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Microbiology: Current Research

Abstract:

Proteins are the major structural and functional players in all organisms. The synthesis and degradation of proteins directly guide the growth, differentiation and death of the cell. During the metabolism pathways of proteins, the aggregation is a special feature of proteins and highly involved in cell death. It has been debated that protein aggregation might be beneficial in aged cells to avoid compromising the protein quality and quantity control meanwhile some evidence indicated the protein aggregation may impair the normal cellular metabolic process. This presentation will discuss the impact of protein synthesis, aggregation and degradation in cell death and their involvement in aging study.

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