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Proteins feel long-range attractive forces

(—Proteins embedded in the lipid membranes of cells feel long-range attractive forces in specific patterns that mediate the proteins' behavior—for example, assisting in the clumping sequences in response to allergens, ...

dateAug 30, 2012 in Biochemistry
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A new look at proteins in living cells

(—Proteins adorning the surfaces of human cells perform an array of essential functions, including cell signaling, communication and the transport of vital substances into and out of cells. They are critical targets ...

dateAug 28, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Gauging the forces between cells

Cell-cell junctions are important for communication, transport, signalling, waste evacuation and water homeostasis. An European project has investigated how biophysical forces can influence the fulfilment of this vast range ...

dateJul 19, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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