Mechanochemical Cell Biology
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Mechanochemical Cell Biology

BRIEF CANDLES - These dramatic images are of cigar-shaped yeast cells, each with a circular nucleus. Inside each cell, bright 'comets' are being transported to the tips of the cells, riding on the tips of microtubules. When they arrive at the cell ends, they explode and their microtubules quickly shrink away. New work from Millar and colleagues shows that kinesin-8 is causing these "explosions", but is normally prevented from doing so by kinesin-7, which protects the tip of each microtubule. In cell ends, kinesin-7 unloads, and kinesin-8 is then free to cause explosions!

Tag team

Nick made a new tag for correlative light-electron microscopy called FerriTag.
>> Read the paper | [Link] | [Plain English]

Decompression stickness

Peet et al show that kinesin can reversibly expand and stabilise the lattice of GDP-microtubules.
>> Read the paper | [Link]

Pick ya actin

Tomo Hatano et al can now make any actin they like in Pichia Pastoralis >> Read the paper | [Link]

toniCamming shortly

Toni McHugh and collaborators show that Kif15 walks only a few steps, but grips tightly when pulled backwards and slips when pulled forwards. >> Read the paper | [Link]

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