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Eukaryotic protein kinase takes a role in bacterial cytokinesis and morphology

How do bacteria coordinate cell division and establish cell shape?

Combined techniques identify proteins specific to lipid droplets in S. cerevisiae

How can researchers identify the specific network of biomolecules responsible for the structure and functions of an intracellular organelle?

Threat alert: Actin enzyme inhibition mediates innate immune signaling in Arabidopsis

How do cells activate a response to pathogen detection? Plant and animal cells recognize potential invaders in part by...

Use it or lose it: Mechanically activated cation channel essential to heart health

How does the heart respond to mechanical stress? The physical load and mechanical stresses of pumping blood are crucial to...

Dynamin2 helps organize actin networks in cell migration

How do cells migrate? A network of interdependent actin filament structures shift and remodel...

Piecing it together: New technique locates DNA breaks

How are double-strand breaks caused in genomic DNA?

Close associates: ER connection aids mitochondria in Neurospora crassa

How does association with the endoplasmic reticulum influence mitochondrial function?

Reaching out: Myosin XIK aids root hair elongation in Arabidopsis

What role do myosins play in the growth of plan root hairs?

An open welcome: Individual capillaries respond to insulin

How does insulin keep blood sugar in check?

Fat or lean? Atlastin links ER to lipid storage

What determines the size of lipid droplets for fat storage?

Growing roots: Plant cues invite helpful bacteria to move in

How does the beneficial bacterium Bacillus subtilis colonize plant roots?

Stress management: Gene regulation during osmotic challenge in S. Cerevisiae

How is the stress response orchestrated?

Positive feedback: Both gene inhibition and activation mark time in Arabidopsis

How does the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana maintain its circadian clock?

Seeing the light: Model system probes photoperiod gene response

How do mammals adjust their physiology to suit the seasons?

Remodeling the cytoskeleton: Single-molecule imaging tracks binding of microtubule severing enzymes

How do enzymes bind and cleave microtubules during cytoskeletal remodeling?

All in the family: Plant and animal pathogens share virulence gene

How do parasitic bacteria establish a presence within live host cells?

Well-organized chromosomes: Catching nuclear proteins in action during mitosis

How do cells organize their chromosomes in preparation for cell division?

Energy alternatives: Metabolic cues regulate algal gene expression

How do cells co-ordinate metabolic activity to suit available energy sources?

Tracing β cell origins

How does the adult pancreas produce new β cells?

Remodeling the membrane during cellularization in Drosophila

How is cell cleavage organized in developing embryos?

Layer by layer—Formation of bacterial biofilms

What forces shape the early growth of a bacterial biofilm?

Membrane maintenance: Regulation of lipid synthesis in S. cerevisiae

What factors regulate lipid metabolism and membrane dynamics in Saccharomyces cerevisiae?

Like mother, like daughter—New microtubule arrays align to mimic parent cell

How do cells establish the orientation of cortical microtubules, and therefore the direction of cell growth, after mitosis?

Getting a clear message: Duo regulates signal protein levels in cilia

How do cells control movement of signaling proteins into and out of key organelles?

In the patterns of butterfly wings: A new tool for functional gene testing

How do butterfly wings get their spots?

Where to begin? Carbon-fixing organelle assembles from the inside-out.

How do cyanobacteria form carboxysomes?

With a little help from a friend: Discovering a new protein partnership in cell division

How do nuclear proteins choreograph chromosome movement in mitosis and meiosis?

An active B team: 'Optional' chromosomes have an active transcriptional life, resemble A-team counterparts

What are the genetic origins and functional importance of supernumerary B chromosomes?

New signaling pathway culpable in Beta-amyloid neurotoxicity

How does beta-amyloid lead to neuronal death in Alzheimer's Disease?

Positioned for growth: Mechanical forces help cells find their place in early embryos.

How to cells in new embryos position themselves for further growth?

Seeing chromosome segregation in bacteria

How do bacterial cells ensure each daughter cell gets one and only one copy of the chromosome during cell division

Who has the beat? Imaging subcellular calcium concentrations over rapid time scales.

What physiological changes in the cell contribute to the beat-to-beat variability in heart rate?

Using infrared signals and RABV to visualize integration of new neurons into adult brains

How do newly made neurons integrate into the adult brain?

Visualizing protein complex movement in plant cell walls

How do plant cells manage cellulose addition and organization during cell growth?

Quantifying protein interactions in vivo

How do you measure protein-protein interactions in their native environment—that is, inside a living cell?

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