Latest Organelles Stories
How a transport protein obtains its driving force from the energy storage molecule ATP, has been tracked dynamically by RUB researchers.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified a series of intricate biochemical steps that lead to the successful production of proteins, the basic working units of any cell.
Finding biocompatible carriers that can get drugs to their targets in the body involves significant challenges.
What’s good news in one setting might spell disaster in another.
Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots.
Johns Hopkins scientists have engineered cells that behave like AND and OR Boolean logic gates, producing an output based on one or more unique inputs.
Our cells breathe and digest, as does the organism as a whole.
The movement of genetic materials, such as RNA and ribosomes, from the nucleus to the cytoplasm is a critical component in a cell's ability to make the proteins necessary for essential biological functions.
In order to interact with the environment, bacteria secrete a whole arsenal of proteins. Researchers have now found how one of the transportation systems used for this purpose – the type VI secretion system – works for the single-celled organism Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
A team headed by Eduardo Soriano at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has published a study in Nature Communications describing a new family of six genes whose function regulates the movement and position of mitochondria in neurons.
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