Molecular chaperones help with folding
Chaperones are molecular helpers that assist other proteins with folding. One such chaperone is the so-called heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60). This protein forms structures in mitochondria that resemble barrels ...
Building scaffolds in the cell's power stations
A group of scientists led by Assistant Professor Dr. Martin van der Laan has decoded the molecular basis for the characteristic structures inside of mitochondria. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells ...
Controlling the internal structure of mitochondria
Age-discrimination during cell division maintains the 'stem' in stem cells
A team of Whitehead Institute scientists has discovered that during division, stem cells distinguish between old and young mitochondria and allocate them disproportionately between daughter cells. As a result, ...
The vital question: Why is life the way it is?
New mitochondrially-derived peptides show what they can do
Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial 'smart bomb'
An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say Houston Methodist ...
Fluorescent probe for labeling mitochondria helps scientists study fat-burning brown adipose tissue
A new cellular labeling strategy gives researchers an efficient tool for studying the development of tissue that could help prevent the onset of obesity and cardiovascular disease.
Toward mitochondrial plant cell factories
In work published in Scientific Reports, a group of researchers led by Jo-Ann Chuah and Keiji Numata of the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science have devised a new strategy for selectively delive ...
New studies power legacy of UW-Madison research, 60 years later
Frederick Crane was a researcher under David E. Green in the mid-1950s, during the early days of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Enzyme Institute, when he made his defining discovery.
Shaking up cell biology: Researchers focus in on decades-old mitochondrial mystery
Elvis did it, Michael Jackson did it, and so do the mitochondria in our cells. They shake. While Elvis and Michael shook for decades before loud and appreciative audiences, mitochondrial oscillations have ...
Team makes scientific history with new cellular connection
Researchers led by Dr. Helen McNeill at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, ...
Fish experience heart failure as water temperature rises
Fish may experience heart failure as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
Team uses nanoparticles to enhance chemotherapy
(Phys.org) —University of Georgia researchers have developed a new formulation of cisplatin, a common chemotherapy drug, that significantly increases the drug's ability to target and destroy cancerous cells.