GLUL

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GLUL

An intronless gene on chromosome 1q31 that encodes a glutamine synthetase, which catalyses the synthesis of glutamine from glutamate and ammonia. Glutamine is a key source of energy and is involved in cell proliferation, inhibition of apoptosis, and cell signalling. GLUL is expressed during early foetal stages, and plays an important role in controlling pH by removing ammonia from circulation.

Molecular pathology
GLUL mutations are associated with congenital glutamine deficiency.
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GLNS will initially be 70% owned by ADSB and 30% by BVT, with provisions that may allow BVT to increase its holding to 40% in the future.
The chairman of GLNS board of directors, Major General Suhail Shaheen Al Marar, retired commander of the UAE Naval Forces, said: "Since we began operations in October 2009 we have grown rapidly and are proud to be providing support services to the UAE Navy and Abu Dhabi's Critical National Infrastructure Authority and, regionally, to the Bahrain Coast Guard and the Royal Bahrain Navy.
Joseph Flynn, the general manager of GLNS, said there is increased operational activity of regional navies to support counter-terrorism and anti-piracy missions, leading the drive for 24 hour availability of vessels.
'GLNS can provide the support services that enable maritime military forces to concentrate on their prime objectives of security for their countries,' Flynn added.
"GLNS' inclusion in ISNR 2010 is an excellent opportunity for us to show how its expertise in shipbuilding and naval support can help build up the Middle East's defence capabilities," said Homaid Al Shemmari, chairman of ADSB.- TradeArabia News Service
Both companies are fully committed to the effective transfer of technologies, processes, systems and skills in the field of naval support services to GLNS. It will initially employ approximately 90 people, including secondees from BVT.