News tagged with membrane fusion

Protein recycling machine visualized

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have new structures of an essential cellular recycling machine that depict its structure with near atomic-level detail. The structures, which show a protein ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Driving membrane curvature

(Phys.org) -- In biological systems, membranes are as important as water. They form the barrier between the inner world, within our cells, where we perform the chemical reactions of life, and the outside environment.

dateJun 14, 2012 in General Physics
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Membrane fusion a mystery no more

The many factors that contribute to how cells communicate and function at the most basic level are still not fully understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism that helps explain how ...

dateJan 24, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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A new 'bent' on fusion

(PhysOrg.com) -- Success in soccer sometimes comes with "bending it like Beckham." Success in cellular fusion -- as occurs at the moment of conception and when nerve cells exchange neurotransmitters -- requires that a membrane ...

dateAug 20, 2009 in Medical research
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Little-known protein found to be key player

(PhysOrg.com) -- Italian and U.S. biologists this week report that a little-understood protein previously implicated in a rare genetic disorder plays an unexpected and critical role in building and maintaining ...

dateJul 29, 2009 in Biochemistry
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