Cell Membrane Lipids: More than Fat Chance
The paper, "Lipid landscapes and pipelines in membrane homeostasis," discusses, with illustrations, a symphony of processes and players that maintain the integrity ... but membranes need to do much more than wall in the cell or its organelles.
Biologists prove critical step in membrane fusion
Researchers in the Wessel lab are experts in fertilization; they used sea urchin eggs to study membrane fusion. In urchin eggs, thousands of membrane-bound vesicles are attached to the plasma membrane ... is that a live cell can maintain a hemifused ...
How Does Iron Work in the Body?
The molecules needed to do this work inside the cells include proteins and that have signaling capabilities that directs the transport of iron to maintain ... stored within the plasma of the cell where the surrounding plasma membrane helps control the ...
Drugs used to treat osteoporosis appear to prevent cell membrane repair
A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine ... they die because they can' t maintain internal homeostasis." Next steps include more cell studies ...
Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair
"If those cells can't repair an injury, they die because they can' t maintain internal homeostasis." Next steps include more cell studies ... antioxidant found in most foods, helps repair tears in the plasma membrane. In the meantime, Lewis suggests ...