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Journal Club – July 2023

Featured Articles Guo et al. and Gouveia et al. Nature Comm, June 2023 Back-to-back papers by the Polenova and Petry labs provide valuable insights into the complex processes of microtubule nucleation and cell division, highlighting the roles of TPX2 and chromosomes in these processes. In the publication authored by Changmiao Guo, researchers investigate the role […]

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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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