Latest Cell membrane Stories
In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.
Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement.
All living organisms are made up of cells, behind these intricate life forms lie complex cellular processes that allow our bodies to function.
The many factors that contribute to how cells communicate and function at the most basic level are still not fully understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism that helps explain how intracellular membranes fuse, and in the process, created a new physiological membrane fusion model.
Metastasizing cancer cells often express integrins that provide better traction.
UCSF scientists have discovered the unexpected way in which a key cell of the immune system prepares for battle.
The accumulation of α-synuclein, a small, negatively charged protein, in neural cells, is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have uncovered a protein that helps some breast cancer tumors to break through their surrounding cell matrix and spread to other tissues.
With one simple experiment, University of Illinois chemists have debunked a widely held misconception about an often-prescribed drug.
Half the drugs used today target a single class of proteins – and now scientists have identified an important molecular player critical to the proper workings of those proteins critical to our health.