A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

Following fast on the heels of last semester's Immunochemistry course- which received a very positive response- Chris Dieni is currently offering another course called Signal Transduction (BIOC 4031) in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Mount Allison University. Signal Transduction explores the pathways- the proverbial biochemical snakes and ladders- that stem from the receptors … Continue reading A biochemical sort of snakes and ladders…

“Immunochemistry” comes to an end

... and with that final class, the Fall 2012 semester's edition of Immunochemistry (BIOC 4011) at Mount Allison University has come to an end! Immunochemistry is a course that explores various facets of immunology at the biochemical, molecular, cellular, and even systemic levels, with an emphasis on the biochemical. This semester, the course was essentially … Continue reading “Immunochemistry” comes to an end

Atlantic Regional Comparative Physiology 2012 conference

This weekend, the Atlantic Regional Comparative Physiology (ARCP) 2012 conference was held in beautiful Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre Fundy Discovery Aquarium. Attendees included faculty members and students from Mount Allison University, the University of New Brunswick (both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses), and Dalhousie University. Chris delivered a … Continue reading Atlantic Regional Comparative Physiology 2012 conference

Two “i10” papers: Akt and creatine kinase

Two of Chris' publications, "Regulation of Akt during hibernation in Richardson’s ground squirrels" and "Creatine kinase regulation by reversible phosphorylation in frog muscle," have accumulated 10 (or more citations); "Regulation of Akt [...]" is currently sitting at 17 citations, and "Creatine kinase regulation[...]" is currently sitting at 10 citations, both calculated by Google Scholar. Both … Continue reading Two “i10” papers: Akt and creatine kinase

“Suppression of MAPKAPK2 during mammalian hibernation” now in final formatted version

Chris' latest peer-reviewed publication, "Suppression of MAPKAPK2 during mammalian hibernation" is now in its corrected proof format, available on the Cryobiology website. The article is currently designated as "in press" and its final volume, issue, and page numbers will be determined on print. Find other peer-reviewed publications written by Chris here.

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“Suppression of MAPKAPK2 during mammalian hibernation” now indexed by PubMed and Google Scholar

Chris' latest peer-reviewed paper, "Suppression of MAPKAPK2 during mammalian hibernation" is now being tracked by indexing sites such as PubMed and Google Scholar. Chris' publication record on PubMed can be viewed here. Chris' publication record on Google Scholar- along with other goodies such as citations, h-index, i10-index, can be viewed here.

Make Up Your Mind! When Phosphorylation Turns Enzymes “ON” or “OFF”

In his latest BenchFly article, Chris describes how protein phosphorylation differs from the simplistic textbook concepts that we're often taught. Thinking back to a 2nd year biochemistry course, we can recall examples of how phosphorylation might turn an enzyme on, or turn enzymes off. But what happens in instances where phosphorylation at one site might … Continue reading Make Up Your Mind! When Phosphorylation Turns Enzymes “ON” or “OFF”