Cell Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Cell Biology

    H+- and Na+- elicited rapid changes of the microtubule cytoskeleton in the biflagellated green alga Chlamydomonas

    Yi Liu et al.
    Acidification and salt, which are two major stresses caused by environmental changes, swiftly and drastically alter the microtubule system in green algae and likely many other organisms.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Aneuploidy as a cause of impaired chromatin silencing and mating-type specification in budding yeast

    Wahid A Mulla et al.
    Genetic analyses reveal that purely quantitative changes in the relative copy number of chromosomes can be sufficient to disrupt the epigenetic mechanisms that define the cells' differentiated state.
    1. Cell Biology

    Ubiquilin1 promotes antigen-receptor mediated proliferation by eliminating mislocalized mitochondrial proteins

    Alexandra M Whiteley et al.
    Stimulation of cells with a mitochondria-depolarizing mitogen reveals a requirement for UBQLN1 expression in maintaining protein synthesis levels during cell cycle entry.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A transgenic toolkit for visualizing and perturbing microtubules reveals unexpected functions in the epidermis

    Andrew Muroyama, Terry Lechler
    The dynamics and functions of epidermal microtubules are revealed through the use of transgenic tools to image and perturb microtubule arrays.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Restraint of presynaptic protein levels by Wnd/DLK signaling mediates synaptic defects associated with the kinesin-3 motor Unc-104

    Jiaxing Li et al.
    Synaptic defects previously attributed to loss of kinesin function are found to be mediated by the Wnd/DLK axonal injury signaling pathway, which restrains the total levels of presynaptic proteins in response to their accumulation.

Highlights

    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

    Silencing repetitive DNA

    Nahid Iglesias, Danesh Moazed
    1. Cell Biology

    Mitochondrial flashes and ATP

    Helena M Viola, Livia C Hool

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