Latest Cell membrane Stories
Bacteria have evolved different systems for secreting proteins into the fluid around them or into other cells.
In two landmark papers in the journal Nature this week, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report that they have identified a class of proteins that detect "painful touch."
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.
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