X-Message-Number: 13265
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 19:46:30 -0700
From: "Antonei B. Csoka" <>
Subject: Doug Skrecky/Trehalose
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    Doug, I read the paper on trehalose, too, and think it's amazing. There was
another paper in the same issue showing that trehalose is also a very good

cryoprotectant. Best part was that they gave the cells the gene to make their 

trehalose internally. Soon whole-organismal gene therapy will develop 
to engineer cells in-vivo to make their own cryoprotectants. It really breaks
through the problem of getting the cryo. agents through the cell membrane. Its
really staggering when you think about it.

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