Ben - Gurion University of the Negev | Date: 2015-07-21
Isolated proteins which are at least partially encoded by polynucleotide sequences encoding novel desaturases are provided together with a composition which includes these isolated proteins. A transgenic plant, a transgenic alga, or a transgenic seed transformed by the polynucleotides encoding proteins which are at least partially encoded by novel desaturases are also provided. The invention also includes a process for making a very long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid in a transformed cell, a transgenic alga, or a transgenic plant expressing the isolated protein or proteins which are at least partially encoded by the polynucleotide sequences encoding novel 5, 6, or 12 desaturases.
Ben - Gurion University of the Negev | Date: 2015-02-16
A method for encrypting a database, according to which a dedicated encryption module is placed inside a Database Management Software above a database cache. Each value of the database is encrypted together with the coordinates of said value using a dedicated encryption method, which assumes the existence of an internal cell identifier that can be queried but not tampered.
Ben - Gurion University of the Negev | Date: 2015-01-08
This invention is directed to coral scaffolds seeded with precursor cells in culture in the presence of a chelator and uses thereof in inducing or enhancing bone and/or cartilage formation in a subject, and kits related thereto. This invention is also directed to use of cadherin-upregulating coral for treating cancer or inhibiting cancer progression. This invention is also directed to use of aragonite or calcite-producing species for in vivo calcium release, and its application to the treatment of skin diseases, disorders or conditions.
Ben - Gurion University of the Negev | Date: 2015-09-21
The present invention discloses latent thioester functionalities attached to the C-terminus of a first polypeptide, or a first fragment thereof having a Cys residue at its N-terminus, and a process using this functionality for the preparation of polypeptide thioesters, in particular of ubiquitin thioesters, this process comprising preparing a polypeptide or a fragment thereof, being attached to a latent thioester functionality, which can then be ligated with a second polypeptide fragment, followed by selective activation of the latent thioester functionality group, to provide the requested polypeptide thioester. There are also provided the polypeptides obtained by this method, specific unnatural amino acids useful to be incorporated within the polypeptide thioesters, and kits for preparing them.
Ben - Gurion University of the Negev, Yeda Research and Development Co. | Date: 2015-03-12
The present invention relates to regulation of ureide levels for optimal plant survival during nutrient remobilization such as occurs during normal growth, dark stress and senescence. Plants can be genetically engineered or selected using a suitable gene marker to have enhanced ureide accumulation. The present invention further provides methods of protecting plants, or extending the shelf life of fresh plant produce by application of exogenous ureides.