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Nanotubes: Cellular membranes on supply

(PhysOrg.com) -- When unfolding a tent for the first time, you may wonder how the huge tarpaulin fits into a bag the size of a football. Biologists wonder about something similar: when a cell divides, the surface area of ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Atomic model of tropomyosin bound to actin

New research sheds light on the interaction between the semi-flexible protein tropomyosin and actin thin filaments. The study, published by Cell Press on February 15th in the Biophysical Journal, provides the first detailed ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Prima donna' protein doesn't work well in pairs

A new study by Rice University bioengineers finds that the workhorse proteins that move cargo inside living cells behave like prima donnas. The protein, called kinesin, is a two-legged molecular machine. Rice's scientists ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in Biochemistry
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