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Anchoring proteins could be used to locally target enzymes within the cell

Since 1985, the Dutch Society for Pharmacology (NVF), has been recognizing the work of outstanding international pharmacologists with the annual Ariëns Award. It was named in honor of the Dutch professor Everhardus Jacobus Ariëns, one of the founders of the field of pharmacology. The 2018 awardee was Professor John D. Scott, head of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and endowed Edwin G. Krebs-Hilma Speights Professor. Dr. Scott has been awarded for his discovery of the family of A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs), which are important for restricting certain phosphorylation events to particular areas within the cell. Dr. Scott noted 'If we can deliver drugs locally to enzymes within AKAP-complex, you may have more definitive therapeutic intervention.'. Dr. Scott was also honored by the award noting that 'I am very honored to be chosen for this award. I know some of the previous winners and I am happy to have been considered for this prestigious award.'

Dr. Scott will be presented with this honor in October 2018:



Houra Merrikh
The clash of macromolecular titans: Replication-transcription
conflicts in bacteria

T-747, 2:30PM, November 20, 2018

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