Latest Cytoskeleton Stories
In this study, Shuichi Takeda at Nagoya University and colleagues present the X-ray crystal structures of the actin capping protein (CP) complexed with its inhibitors, V-1 and CARMIL, and demonstrate that the two regulators modulate the filament capping activity in very different manners.
There are major shifts underway in understanding the physiological mechanisms that control muscle contraction, a field that has been the focus of intense research for centuries.
The APC protein serves as the colon's guardian, keeping tumors at bay.
Cancer cells need all three of their cytoskeletonsâ€”actin, microtubules, and intermediate filamentsâ€”to metastasize, according to a study published online on April 26 in the Journal of Cell Biology.
Researchers from UniversitÃ© Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHUQ Research Center have proven that it is possible to repair the defective gene responsible for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5) damages nerve cells in two ways.
Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show.
Novel method distinguishes between structurally similar folding forms
A team of biologists has unraveled the biochemistry of how bacteria so precisely time cell division, a key element in understanding how all organisms from bacteria to humans use their biological clocks to control basic cellular functions.
A group of Marshall University researchers and their colleagues in Japan are conducting research that may lead to new ways to move or position single moleculesâ€”a necessary step if man someday hopes to build molecular machines or other devices capable of working at very small scales.
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