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Cell biology

Cell Biology is the branch of science that studies cells at the microscopic or at the molecular level. It includes studying the cells’ physiological properties, structures, organelles, interactions with their environment, life cycle, division and apoptosis.


Cell biology Articles

Movement of chromosome in nucleus visualized
The cell is understood to be highly organized, with specialized areas for different functions and molecular motors shuttling components around...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00

Aquaporin-11: A channel protein lacking apparent transport function expressed in brain
Two recently described aquaporins, numbers 11 and 12, appear to be more distantly related to the other mammalian aquaporins and aquaglyceroporins...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00, 11 pages

Actin polymerisation at the cytoplasmic face of eukaryotic nuclei
There exists abundant molecular and ultra-structural evidence to suggest that cytoplasmic actin can physically interact with the nuclear envelope (NE) membrane system. However, this interaction has yet to be characterised in living interphase cells...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated, 11 pages

New Compound Class Found To Trigger Changes In Cell Garbage Can
Researchers have discovered a novel class of compounds that affects the cell's garbage disposal system which degrades proteins and opens a window for understanding a vital cell function as well as for treating heart disease and cancer...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00

Rewind, Please: Nature Paper Shows That Cell Division Is Reversible
Scientist has found a way to reverse the process of cell division. The discovery could have important implications for the treatment of cancer, birth defects and numerous other diseases and disorders.

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.89

Serotonin receptor: A rheostat in brain for emotion that may be linked to depression
New research suggests these drugs work by acting on a specific serotonin receptor called the 5-HT1A autoreceptor, which the study's investigators found plays a key role in regulating the response of the amygdala.

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

How The Cellular 'Garbage Disposal' Grinds To A Halt To Cause Batten Disease
Scientists have discovered just how a genetic defect disrupts the cellular "garbage disposal" of a cell, resulting in a horrific childhood disease that kills most patients before the age of 25...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.78

Mechanism controls movement of cell structures
Researchers discover new mechanism controlling movement of cell structures...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.22

Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain
Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus, according to a study...

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00

Yale Scientists Give The Golgi Apparatus Its Own Identity, Paving The Way For More Targeted Cancer Research
Contrary to previous beliefs, the Golgi apparatus is an organelle that exists independently of the larger endoplasmic reticulum and is a crucial component of cell division...

Date: 4 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.20

The nuclear envelope
A summary about the nuclear envelope

Date: 21 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.52

New roles for growth factors: Enticing nerve cells to muscles
While several recent studies discovered molecules that repel motor neuron axons from incorrect targets in the limb, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a molecule, known as FGF, that actively lures growing axons closer

Date: 16 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.06