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How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

membrane trafficking

3D illustration depicting white and red blood cells flowing in a network of blood vessels.
How Migrating Cells Navigate Biological Mazes
Laura Mac-Daniel, PhD | May 16, 2024 | 4 min read
A key protein that detects changes in plasma membrane curvature guides immune-like cells through environmental obstacles.
Illustration showing how some intracellular bacteria, such as <em >Legionella pneumophila</em>, manipulate the cell&#39;s membranes for their own good
Infographic: Intracellular Bacteria’s Tricks for Host Manipulation 
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Various microbes, including several human pathogens, hijack the cell’s skeleton, membranes, and protein-making machinery to make themselves at home.
Video: Cells, Skin Deep
The Scientist | Nov 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.
Nuclear Pore QA
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014 | 2 min read
A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.
Vesicle Trafficking Trio Wins Nobel
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2013 | 2 min read
James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Südhof share Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.  
SNAREs at the Synapse
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Using tiny lipid discs, scientists resolve contradictory evidence about how many proteins are required for neurotransmitter release.
The Movement of Goods Around the Cell
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011 | 10+ min read
A biologist and a physicist collaborate on a decade-long exploration of the physical parameters of membrane traffic in eukaryotic cells.
Optical Tweezers
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011 | 1 min read
Institut Curie researchers Bruno Goud, a biologist, and Patricia Bassereau, a physicist, talk about their fruitful, decade-long collaboration exploring the physics of membrane trafficking in a Skype interview conducted by Associate Editor Richard P. Grant.
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