Latest Cell membrane Stories
It is helpful â€” even life-saving â€” to have a warning sign before a structural system fails, but, when the system is only a few nanometers in size, having a sign that's easy to read is a challenge.
As the gatekeepers of ion flow through cell membranes, ion channels are of key interest in numerous cellular processes.
The research group of Professor Pekka Lappalainen at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, has identified a previously unknown mechanism which modifies the structure of plasma membranes in intestinal epithelial cells.
- Technology earns a spot as one of the twelve finalists in the Asian Innovation Awards 2011 organised by the Wall Street Journal AsiaSingapore, June 30, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Synthetic cell membranes invented at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), may improve the way we identify and develop drugs by speeding up and reducing the cost of the drug screening process.The technology...
Every living plant cell and animal cell is surrounded by a membrane.
The mechanisms by which obesity leads towards metabolic co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, are poorly understood and of great public health interest.
Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index?
Almost all bacteria owe their structure to an outer cell wall that interacts closely with the supporting MreB protein inside the cell.
Blood clotting is a complicated business, particularly for those trying to understand how the body responds to injury.
In two new studies, researchers provide the first detailed view of the elaborate chemical and mechanical interactions that allow the ribosome â€“ the cell's protein-building machinery â€“ to insert a growing protein into the cellular membrane.
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