Cell Biology

Cell Biology

eLife publishes research spanning vesicle transport and signal transduction to cell cycle and cell polarity and fate. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in cell biology.
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Latest articles

    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Translational control of ERK signaling through miRNA/4EHP-directed silencing

    Seyed Mehdi Jafarnejad et al.
    ERK/MAPK activity is regulated by the cap-binding protein 4EHP, via translational control of the DUSP6 phosphatase.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Mitochondria-specific photoactivation to monitor local sphingosine metabolism and function

    Suihan Feng et al.
    Caged, photoactivatible sphingosine localized to mitochondria permits demonstration of the importance of subcellular localization on lipid metabolism and signaling.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Stromule extension along microtubules coordinated with actin-mediated anchoring guides perinuclear chloroplast movement during innate immunity

    Amutha Sampath Kumar et al.
    Stromules induced during plant innate immunity dynamically interact and use the cytoskeleton to form and to direct the movement of chloroplasts.
    1. Cell Biology

    TRAIN (Transcription of Repeats Activates INterferon) in response to chromatin destabilization induced by small molecules in mammalian cells

    Katerina Leonova et al.
    Type I interferon signaling protects cells from the loss of epigenetic integrity, since it is activated in cells in response to accumulation of transcripts originating from normally silenced heterochromatin, caused by small-molecule-mediated nucleosome unfolding.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    YAP and TAZ regulate adherens junction dynamics and endothelial cell distribution during vascular development

    Filipa Neto et al.
    Endothelial YAP/TAZ shape the developing vasculature by orchestrating mechanical inputs with BMP signalling to promote junctional VE-Cadherin turnover and cellular rearrangements.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Autocatalytic microtubule nucleation determines the size and mass of Xenopus laevis egg extract spindles

    Franziska Decker et al.
    Quantitative microscopy and theory show that the size of Xenopus laevis egg extract spindles is controlled by a spatially-regulated autocatalytic growth mechanism driven by microtubule-stimulated microtubule nucleation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Time- and polarity-dependent proteomic changes associated with homeostatic scaling at central synapses

    Christoph T Schanzenbächer et al.
    Metabolic labelling and quantitative proteomics reveal the temporal evolution of cellular and neuronal responses to global activity manipulations.
    1. Cell Biology

    NADPH oxidase mediates microtubule alterations and diaphragm dysfunction in dystrophic mice

    James Anthony Loehr et al.
    Reative oxygen species modulate microtubules and diaphragm function.

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    Anna Akhmanova
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