Latest Cell membrane Stories
A key question in protein biochemistry is how proteins recognize "correct" interaction partners in a sea of cellular factors.
A new laser technique has demonstrated it can measure the interactions between proteins tangled in a cellâ€™s membrane and a variety of other biological molecules.
Research by University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences has opened up a new path to produce water efficient seeds that will be a significant tool to help create drought resistance, and ensure global food security.
Scientists at IRB Barcelona resolve a three-dimensional structure required for the function of some vital cell transporters which communicate cells with the external environment.
One bad apple is all it takes to spoil the barrel. And one misfolded protein may be all that's necessary to corrupt other proteins, forming large aggregations linked to several incurable neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Using a unique and relatively simple cell-based fluorescent assay they developed, scientists have identified a means by which fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, suppresses the activity of the TREK1 potassium channel.
Unprecedented single molecule imaging movies of living cell membranes, taken by a research team based at Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico, have clarified a decades-old enigma surrounding receptor molecule behaviors.
The Ras oncogene â€“ frequently mutated in cancers â€“ was once thought to act at the outermost region of the cell called the plasma membrane.
Rapid turnover and remodelling of lipid membranes could help phytoplankton cope with nutrient scarcity in the open ocean.
One big challenge in converting plants to biofuels is that the very same molecules that keep plants standing up make it hard to break them down.
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