Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017 | 3 min read
Phosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles’ uneven distribution in daughter cells.
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2017 | 1 min read
Phosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.
The Enigmatic Membrane
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012 | 10+ min read
Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011 | 10 min read
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.
Exosome Basics
Clotilde Théry and Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types. Internal vesicles form by the inward budding of cellular compartments known as multivesicular endosomes (MVE).