Mitochondria

The article is a review of the mitochondrion; its own genetic material and diseases associated with this organelle...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Mechanism controls movement of cell structures

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

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...

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...

The nuclear envelope

A summary about the nuclear envelope

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