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Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research

Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research is a private institute in biomedicine that is located at Biomedicum Helsinki in close association with Helsinki University in a large congolomerate of modern laboratories with research groups in the biomedical and medical research fields. At Minerva about 40 persons including scientists, PhD students and technical assistants are actively working in nine research groups. General theme of the research is the study of basic cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying important human diseases, including heart and cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and neurological disorders.

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Actin phosphorylation – from the peculiar mechanism of slime molds to the important regulator of neuronal development.

The skeleton and muscles of cells, called the actin cytoskeleton, is continuously under strict regulation. Until recent years, it was thought that this regulation is mainly non-covalent, but it has recently been shown that actin is also under post-translational regulation. This means that regulators covalently add chemical groups to amino acid residues of actin. These chemical groups change the properties of actin filaments. One of the most frequently used chemical groups in cellular signaling is the phosphoryl-group (proteins are phosphorylated).

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PÅ SVENSKA

Medicinska forskningsinstitutet Minerva är ett privat forskningsinstitut som upprätthålls av Minervastiftelsen. Vid institutet arbetar ca 40 personer bestående av senior forskare, doktorander och teknisk personal. 9 forskningsgrupper, vars forskning syftar till att utreda medicinskt betydande sjukdomars, uppkomstmekanismer och behandlingsmöjligheter genom att utnyttja såväl kliniska som prekliniska forskningsmetoder. Sjukdomar som undersöks är bl.a. hjärt- och kärlsjukdomars, diabetes och nervsjukdomar.

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SUOMEKSI

Lääketieteellinen tutkimuslaitos Minerva on Minervasäätiön ylläpitämä yksityinen tutkimuslaboratorio. Tutkimuslaitoksessa työskentelee n. 40 henkilöä koostuen tutkijoista, väitöskirjatyöntekijöistä sekä avustavasta henkilökunnasta. 9 tutkimusryhmää, joiden tutkimustyötä leimaa pyrkimys selvittää lääketieteellisesti merkittävien sairauksien kuten sydän- ja verisuonisairauksien, diabeteksen ja hermoston tautien syntymekanismeja ja hoitomahdollisuuksia kliinisiä ja prekliinisiä tutkimusmenetelmiä hyödyntäen.

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