News tagged with filaments
(Medical Xpress) -- In the event of the spinal cord injury, the long nerve cell filaments, the axons, may become severed. For quite some time now, scientists have been investigating whether these axons can ...
Medical research Dec 26, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (15) | 6 |
A team of international researchers led by Northwestern Medicine scientists has identified how a defective protein plays a central role in a rare, lethal childhood disease known as Giant Axonal Neuropathy, or GAN. The finding ...
Medical research Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Artificial muscles and self-propelled goo may be the stuff of Hollywood fiction, but for UC Santa Barbara scientists Omar Saleh and Deborah Fygenson, the reality of it is not that far away. By blending their ...
Medical research Oct 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that a single mechanism may underlie the damaging effect of cholesterol on the brain and on blood vessels.
Medical research Apr 15, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Astrocytes are cells that have many functions in the central nervous system, such as the control of neuronal synapses, blood flow, or the brain's response to neurotrauma or stroke.
Medical research Aug 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology uses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy to provide a striking 3-D picture of how class V myosins (myoV) "walk" along their actin track.
Medical research Jan 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 3
Florida State University researchers led by physics doctoral student Campion Loong have achieved significant benchmarks in a study of the human cardiac protein alpha-tropomyosin, which is an essential, molecular-level ...
Cardiology Aug 31, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mutations of the gene Lmna previously thought to be directly responsible for a group of laminopathies—serious developmental conditions including premature aging and a form of muscular dystrophy—in fact ...
Medical research Aug 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A study in The Journal of Cell Biology identifies a motor protein that ferries HIV to the plasma membrane, helping the virus escape from macrophages.
HIV & AIDS Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists from the National Institutes of Health in the United States have made an important discovery that should forever change the scope and direction of Alzheimer's research. Specifically, they have discovered that the ...
Neuroscience Nov 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Manchester have uncovered how the internal mechanisms in nerve cells wire the brain. The findings open up new avenues in the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases by analysing the cellular ...
Neuroscience Jul 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For the first time, a defective protein that plays a specific role in degrading intermediate filaments (IF), one of three classes of filaments that form the structure of nerve cells, has been discovered by an international ...
Medical research Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A small protein called SUMO might prevent the protein aggregations that typify Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study in the July 11, 2011, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jul 11, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
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