News tagged with biological membrane

From rigid to flexible

In order for cells to function properly, cargo needs to be constantly transported from one point to another within the cell, like on a goods station. This cargo is located in or on intracellular membranes, called vesicles. ...

date3 hours ago in Cell & Microbiology
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Team tackles mystery of protein folding

Proteins are the workhorses of life, mediating almost all biological events in every life form. Scientists know how proteins are structured, but folding - how they are built - still holds many mysteries.

dateMar 31, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Cell morphology shapes protein patterns

Precise control of thedistribution of specific proteins is essential for many biological processes. An LMU team has now described a new model for intracellular pattern formation. Here, the shape of the cell itself plays a ...

dateJan 21, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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