Cell Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Cell Biology

    Centriole triplet microtubules are required for stable centriole formation and inheritance in human cells

    Jennifer T Wang et al.
    Deletion of delta-tubulin or epsilon-tubulin in human cells results in loss of centriolar triplet microtubules and defects in centriole structure and inheritance.
    1. Cell Biology

    Regulated Ire1-dependent mRNA decay requires no-go mRNA degradation to maintain endoplasmic reticulum homeostasis in S. pombe

    Nicholas R Guydosh et al.
    A critical component of the cellular response to unfolded proteins is the widespread rescue of ribosomes that stall on endonucleolytically-cleaved mRNA transcripts.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    Proteomic analysis of cell cycle progression in asynchronous cultures, including mitotic subphases, using PRIMMUS

    Tony Ly et al.
    A detailed analysis of protein abundance and phosphorylation changes across mitotic subphases and interphase in asynchronously growing human cells has been enabled by combining FACS with quantitative MS-based proteomics.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    YTHDC1 mediates nuclear export of N6-methyladenosine methylated mRNAs

    Ian A Roundtree et al.
    YTHDC1 facilitates selective clearance of N6-methyladenosine methylated mRNAs from the nucleus to the cytoplasm through binding by nuclear 'reader' proteins and incorporation into the canonical mRNA export pathway.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Loss of foxo rescues stem cell aging in Drosophila germ line

    Filippo Artoni et al.
    Loss of foxo rescues age-related defects in stem cell-mediated regeneration post-injury.
    1. Biochemistry
    2. Cell Biology

    Sec17 (α-SNAP) and an SM-tethering complex regulate the outcome of SNARE zippering in vitro and in vivo

    Matthew L Schwartz et al.
    Sec17 is shown to have divergent effects on pre-fusion SNARE complex activity, depending on the state of SNARE zippering and HOPS, an SM-tether complex, controls the outcome of Sec17-SNARE engagement.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Localised dynactin protects growing microtubules to deliver oskar mRNA to the posterior cortex of the Drosophila oocyte

    Ross Nieuwburg et al.
    Dynactin acts as an anti-catastrophe factor that extends microtubule growth; posteriorly elucidating a new essential step in oskar mRNA localisation and providing a novel mechanism by which motor-dependent transport can amplify the polarity of MT networks.

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genes and Chromosomes

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    Nahid Iglesias, Danesh Moazed
    1. Cell Biology

    Mitochondrial flashes and ATP

    Helena M Viola, Livia C Hool

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