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Latest Myosin Stories

2012-02-15 10:59:42

The proteins actin, myosin and titin are big players in the business of muscle contraction.

2012-01-30 12:36:51

A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (www.jgp.org) uses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy to provide a striking 3-D picture of how class V myosins (myoV) "walk" along their actin track.

2012-01-16 10:29:05

Just like people, some proteins have characteristic ways of "walking," which (also like human gaits) are not so easy to describe.

2011-12-21 13:07:40

New research hopes to explain premature births and failed inductions of labor.

Cells Are Crawling All Over Our Bodies
2011-10-19 03:28:51

Biologists at Florida State devise new way to watch how cells move.

2011-09-15 20:27:25

Researchers have found that a protein linked to cell division and migration and tied to increased cell proliferation in ovarian tumors is also present at high levels in breast cancer specimens and cell lines.

2011-09-02 12:14:30

Every cell in the human body contains a complex system to transport essential cargoes such as proteins and membrane vesicles, from point A to point B.

2011-05-25 21:30:11

With every bodily movement—from the blink of an eye to running a marathon—nerve cells transmit signals to muscle cells.

2011-04-19 15:02:12

New insight into the physiology of cardiac muscle may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that exploit an inherent protective state of the heart.

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2011-04-12 11:20:00

X-rays shed new light on the regulation of muscle contraction.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.