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Latest Cell membrane Stories

Biophysicists Zoom In On Pore-forming Toxin
2013-08-15 09:08:14

A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom.

2013-08-09 09:50:20

If one wants to better understand how plants grow, one must analyze the chemistry of life in its molecular detail.

2013-06-18 13:17:51

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and IBEC achieve photo-switchable molecules to control protein-protein interactions in a remote and non-invasive manner.

2013-04-30 13:57:08

Cells ingest proteins and engulf bacteria by a gymnastic, shape-shifting process called endocytosis.

2013-04-29 14:06:58

For the first time, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to obtain detailed images of the way in which the transport protein GLUT transports sugars into cells.

IntegrinMD
2013-03-22 16:03:48

Your cells are social butterflies. They constantly interact with their surroundings, taking in cues on when to divide and where to anchor themselves, among other critical tasks.

2013-01-29 10:14:54

A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization.

Scientists Create Temporary Holes In Cells
2013-01-23 19:20:00

Researchers have found a safe way to squeeze large molecules through a narrow construction in cell membranes.

2013-01-04 10:55:22

Dartmouth scientists have demonstrated the importance of the gene Plvap and the structures it forms in mammalian physiology in a study published in December by the journal Developmental Cell.

Synthetic Membrane Channels Built Out Of DNA
2012-11-21 08:03:43

As reported in the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology."


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