Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines
Lipid Droplets Are Intracellular Bacteria-Fighting Machines

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

Far from being inert fat-storage depots within cells, these lipid-loaded organelles recruit immune proteins and block bacterial growth.

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Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
What do scientists know about this membraneless nuclear body discovered less than two decades ago?
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
Discovering a new type of subnuclear body taught me how pursuing the unexpected can lead to new insights—in this case, about long noncoding RNAs and liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Membraneless organelles appear highly sensitive to ion concentrations in their environment.
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Amber Dance | Nov 30, 2018
Microbes, traditionally thought to lack organelles, get a metabolic boost from geometric compartments that act as cauldrons for chemical reactions. Bioengineers are eager to harness the compartments for their own purposes.
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Infographic: Bacterial Microcompartments Basics
Amber Dance | Nov 30, 2018
These icosahedral structures are composed of proteins with unique geometric properties, which enable bacteria to employ them in a variety of situations.
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Infographic: What Are Membraneless Organelles?
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Nov 30, 2018
The physical principles that dictate the formation of these subcellular compartments are simple, but they dictate the organelles’ complex functions.
These Organelles Have No Membranes
These Organelles Have No Membranes
Michael Crabtree, Tim Nott | Nov 30, 2018
From making ribosomes to protecting the integrity of the genome, these membraneless compartments play important roles in the cell. Their behavior is rooted in basic physics.
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
André Hoelz, Daniel H. Lin | Nov 30, 2016
Solving a long-standing structural puzzle will open the door to understanding one of the cell’s most enigmatic machines.