News tagged with protein filaments

Desmoplakin's tail gets the message

Cells control the adhesion protein desmoplakin by modifying the tail end of the protein, and this process goes awry in some patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology.

dateMar 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Watching nanoscale assembly live

Ebola virus, Alzheimer's amyloid fibrils, tissue collagen scaffolds and cellular cytoskeleton are all filamentous structures that spontaneously assemble from individual proteins.

dateJan 05, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Cytoskeletons get a closer look

(Phys.org) —Rice University researchers have developed a theoretical approach to analyze the process by which protein building blocks form the biopolymer skeletons of living cells.

dateMar 06, 2014 in Biochemistry
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