Journal of General Physiology

Publisher
Rockefeller University Press
Country
United States
History
1918-present

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Medical research

Nicotine works inside cells to reinforce addiction: study

When a person takes a puff on a cigarette, nicotine floods into the brain, latching onto receptors on the surface of neurons and producing feelings of happiness. But nicotine does not simply stay on the surface of cells—the ...

Neuroscience

Neurons can use local stores for communication needs

Researchers reveal that neurons can utilize a supremely localized internal store of calcium to initiate the secretion of neuropeptides, one class of signaling molecules through which neurons communicate with each other and ...

Medical research

Detailed picture of how myoV 'walks' along actin tracks

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

New insights into functionality of cystic fibrosis protein

CFTR is an important protein that, when mutated, causes the life-threatening genetic disease cystic fibrosis. A study in The Journal of General Physiology (JGP) details how an accidental discovery has provided new understanding ...

Medical research

Simple, model-free analysis of voltage-gated channels

A new study in the Journal of General Physiology provides fresh insight into voltage-gated channels—transmembrane ion channels that play a critical role in the function of neuronal and muscle tissue.

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