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Protein levels

  1. Jan 19, 2008 #1
    Can levels of a protein like NFKappa be lowered to be the same as a younger person's levels? (I mean can either the body be made so that it makes a lower protein level or can the level of protein be reduced after it's been made) I mean because for example people can lower white blood cell levels/the levels of things like that
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  3. Jan 24, 2008 #2
    Perhaps anti-sense RNA would do the trick......
  4. Feb 14, 2008 #3
    Yes, the concentrations of specific proteins are heavily regulated in response to environmental conditions. There are a lot of ways this is accomplished, including reduced transcription of the gene in question, degredation of mRNA transcripts, and degredation of the protein post-translation.
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