Getting a grip on slippery cell membranes

Posted by on June 27, 2016 8:09 pm
Categories: health

Within our cells, myosin-1 motors carry tiny bits of cargo along an inner framework called the cytoskeleton. To do so, they must tug on flexible membranes made of fatty molecules called lipids. Scientists have long wondered how the motors can maintain their grip on these slippery membranes. A new report offers a biophysical explanation.

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