Thursday, 26 March 2015

Proteins pull together as cells divide

Cell division is how new cells form, both during development and throughout an organism's life.  Successful cell division requires the formation of a dip called a cleavage furrow, a process that has remained complex. Now, researchers have found that no single molecular architect directs the cleavage furrow's formation; rather, it is a robust structure made of a suite of team players.

For information about the new research, see:

Vasudha Srivastava, Douglas N. Robinson. Mechanical Stress and Network Structure Drive Protein Dynamics during Cytokinesis. Current Biology, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.01.025

Posted by Tim Sandle