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Journal Club – July 2020

Cytoskeleton Storms, Polarized Actin Cortex, and Protein Liquids Featured Membrane-Proximal F-Actin Restricts Local Membrane Protrusions and Directs Cell Migration Bisaria et al.  |  Meyer Lab  |  ScienceGlobal F-actin concentrations are highest at the front of migrating cells where actin-based protrusions push the membrane forward. However, subpopulations of F-actin may be performing opposing functions to achieve …

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Journal Club – July 2019

Minus-End Growth, Reconstituted Spindle Midzones, and Contorted Microtubules Must Read Patronin-Mediated Minus End Growth Is Required For Dendritic Microtubule Polarity Feng et al. | Journal of Cell Biology Microtubule minus-ends are often stably capped in cells, yielding the spotlight to their more dynamic plus-end counterparts. However, dendritic neurons present a compelling case for significant minus-end …

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