News tagged with microtubule

Random walk into captivity

The cell's internal skeleton undergoes constant restructuring. LMU physicists now show that its constituent proteins can be efficiently transported to their sites of action by diffusion – provided they can be arrested when ...

dateAug 12, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Molecular motor grows cell's microtubules

Motor proteins that pause at the ends of microtubules and produce pushing forces can also stimulate their growth, according to researchers at Penn State. The proteins' function could be a critical component in understanding ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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