1,224 results found
    1. Plant Biology

    Altered N-glycan composition impacts flagella-mediated adhesion in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Nannan Xu et al.
    Adhesion force measurements reveal that proper N-glycosylation of flagellar membrane proteins is crucial for adhering C. reinhardtii cells onto surfaces.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Neuroscience

    Physical limits to magnetogenetics

    Markus Meister
    Recent reports on the ability of biological molecules to sense magnetic fields are found to be inconsistent with basic physical principles.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Organ sculpting by patterned extracellular matrix stiffness

    Justin Crest et al.
    Direct measurement of finely patterned mechanical properties in a native basement membrane demonstrate how force asymmetries arising from this extracellular matrix, rather than from cells, can precisely sculpt a tissue.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Pi-Pi contacts are an overlooked protein feature relevant to phase separation

    Robert McCoy Vernon et al.
    Statistics on the frequencies of pi interactions in folded protein structures enable successful prediction of intrinsically disordered protein phase separation, with clear implications for a physical understanding of cellular organization.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Rapid changes in tissue mechanics regulate cell behaviour in the developing embryonic brain

    Amelia J Thompson et al.
    During embryonic development, tissue stiffness, which provides an important signal to motile cells, changes locally within tens of minutes in a well-controlled manner.
    1. Cell Biology

    A pH-driven transition of the cytoplasm from a fluid- to a solid-like state promotes entry into dormancy

    Matthias Christoph Munder et al.
    The cytoplasm behaves as an adaptable fluid that can reversibly transition into a protective solid-like state upon stress.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Kin discrimination in social yeast is mediated by cell surface receptors of the Flo11 adhesin family

    Stefan Brückner et al.
    Structural, biophysical and physiological analysis reveals how yeast cell surface adhesins evolved to confer self-nonself discrimination in single cells and whole populations.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Large-scale state-dependent membrane remodeling by a transporter protein

    Wenchang Zhou et al.
    The conformational mechanism of a transporter protein is found to have profound and energetically costly effects on the morphology of the surrounding membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Hexameric and pentameric complexes of the ExbBD energizer in the Ton system

    Saori Maki-Yonekura et al.
    Crystallography and single particle cryo-EM reveal hexameric and pentameric structures of the ExbBD energizer in the Ton system and oligomeric transition, which provides a unique working mechanism and a new vision of dynamic membrane biology.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Narrow equilibrium window for complex coacervation of tau and RNA under cellular conditions

    Yanxian Lin et al.
    Liquid-liquid phase separation of tau is demonstrated to be an equilibrium state, stable only within a narrow range near physiological conditions, and thus has the capacity to regulate biological processes.

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