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Probing the pores in membrane vesicles

Ion channels in the membrane vesicles that mediate intracellular protein transport play a crucial role in cell physiology. A method developed by an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now allows them to be ...

dateJul 21, 2017 in Biochemistry
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The glue that keeps cells together

Controlled adhesion and division are crucial for our body's cells. This is the case, for instance, when the organs develop in an embryo or when broken skin is repaired during the healing process.

dateJun 14, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Synthetic nanochannels for iodide transport

Exchange of iodide (iodine ions) between bloodstream and cells is crucial for the health of several organs and its malfunctioning is linked to goiter, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, breast cancer, and gastric cancer. Researchers ...

dateJun 08, 2017 in Materials Science
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