Updated on 13 August 2012
Dr David Duda, scientist, Schulman's laboratory and the study's first author, said that, "RBX1 regulates potentially thousands of different proteins within the cell. Glomulin represents a new way of regulating this entire class of RBX1 associated proteins. Glomulin is the first protein made by a cell shown to block a site like the one on RBX1."
The research was funded in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), both at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and ALSAC.