Cell Membrane Structures: Structures which are part of the CELL MEMBRANE or have cell membrane as a major part of their structure.Cell Membrane: The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.Membrane Lipids: Lipids, predominantly phospholipids, cholesterol and small amounts of glycolipids found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. These lipids may be arranged in bilayers in the membranes with integral proteins between the layers and peripheral proteins attached to the outside. Membrane lipids are required for active transport, several enzymatic activities and membrane formation.Membranes: Thin layers of tissue which cover parts of the body, separate adjacent cavities, or connect adjacent structures.Intracellular Membranes: Thin structures that encapsulate subcellular structures or ORGANELLES in EUKARYOTIC CELLS. They include a variety of membranes associated with the CELL NUCLEUS; the MITOCHONDRIA; the GOLGI APPARATUS; the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM; LYSOSOMES; PLASTIDS; and VACUOLES.Membranes, Artificial: Artificially produced membranes, such as semipermeable membranes used in artificial kidney dialysis (RENAL DIALYSIS), monomolecular and bimolecular membranes used as models to simulate biological CELL MEMBRANES. These membranes are also used in the process of GUIDED TISSUE REGENERATION.Membrane Fluidity: The motion of phospholipid molecules within the lipid bilayer, dependent on the classes of phospholipids present, their fatty acid composition and degree of unsaturation of the acyl chains, the cholesterol concentration, and temperature.Cell Membrane Permeability: A quality of cell membranes which permits the passage of solvents and solutes into and out of cells.Erythrocyte Membrane: The semi-permeable outer structure of a red blood cell. It is known as a red cell 'ghost' after HEMOLYSIS.Membrane Potentials: The voltage differences across a membrane. For cellular membranes they are computed by subtracting the voltage measured outside the membrane from the voltage measured inside the membrane. They result from differences of inside versus outside concentration of potassium, sodium, chloride, and other ions across cells' or ORGANELLES membranes. For excitable cells, the resting membrane potentials range between -30 and -100 millivolts. Physical, chemical, or electrical stimuli can make a membrane potential more negative (hyperpolarization), or less negative (depolarization).Lipid Bilayers: Layers of lipid molecules which are two molecules thick. Bilayer systems are frequently studied as models of biological membranes.Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Freeze Fracturing: Preparation for electron microscopy of minute replicas of exposed surfaces of the cell which have been ruptured in the frozen state. The specimen is frozen, then cleaved under high vacuum at the same temperature. The exposed surface is shadowed with carbon and platinum and coated with carbon to obtain a carbon replica.Basement Membrane: A darkly stained mat-like EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX (ECM) that separates cell layers, such as EPITHELIUM from ENDOTHELIUM or a layer of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. The ECM layer that supports an overlying EPITHELIUM or ENDOTHELIUM is called basal lamina. Basement membrane (BM) can be formed by the fusion of either two adjacent basal laminae or a basal lamina with an adjacent reticular lamina of connective tissue. BM, composed mainly of TYPE IV COLLAGEN; glycoprotein LAMININ; and PROTEOGLYCAN, provides barriers as well as channels between interacting cell layers.Liposomes: Artificial, single or multilaminar vesicles (made from lecithins or other lipids) that are used for the delivery of a variety of biological molecules or molecular complexes to cells, for example, drug delivery and gene transfer. They are also used to study membranes and membrane proteins.Protein Transport: The process of moving proteins from one cellular compartment (including extracellular) to another by various sorting and transport mechanisms such as gated transport, protein translocation, and vesicular transport.Phosphatidylcholines: Derivatives of phosphatidic acids in which the phosphoric acid is bound in ester linkage to a choline moiety. Complete hydrolysis yields 1 mole of glycerol, phosphoric acid and choline and 2 moles of fatty acids.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Diphenylhexatriene: A fluorescent compound that emits light only in specific configurations in certain lipid media. It is used as a tool in the study of membrane lipids.Membrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Phospholipids: Lipids containing one or more phosphate groups, particularly those derived from either glycerol (phosphoglycerides see GLYCEROPHOSPHOLIPIDS) or sphingosine (SPHINGOLIPIDS). They are polar lipids that are of great importance for the structure and function of cell membranes and are the most abundant of membrane lipids, although not stored in large amounts in the system.Freeze Etching: A replica technique in which cells are frozen to a very low temperature and cracked with a knife blade to expose the interior surfaces of the cells or cell membranes. The cracked cell surfaces are then freeze-dried to expose their constituents. The surfaces are now ready for shadowing to be viewed using an electron microscope. This method differs from freeze-fracturing in that no cryoprotectant is used and, thus, allows for the sublimation of water during the freeze-drying process to etch the surfaces.Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Microscopy, Fluorescence: Microscopy of specimens stained with fluorescent dye (usually fluorescein isothiocyanate) or of naturally fluorescent materials, which emit light when exposed to ultraviolet or blue light. Immunofluorescence microscopy utilizes antibodies that are labeled with fluorescent dye.Protein Binding: The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.Membrane Transport Proteins: Membrane proteins whose primary function is to facilitate the transport of molecules across a biological membrane. Included in this broad category are proteins involved in active transport (BIOLOGICAL TRANSPORT, ACTIVE), facilitated transport and ION CHANNELS.Membrane Glycoproteins: Glycoproteins found on the membrane or surface of cells.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Detergents: Purifying or cleansing agents, usually salts of long-chain aliphatic bases or acids, that exert cleansing (oil-dissolving) and antimicrobial effects through a surface action that depends on possessing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.Temperature: The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.Cell Fractionation: Techniques to partition various components of the cell into SUBCELLULAR FRACTIONS.Calcium: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Endoplasmic Reticulum: A system of cisternae in the CYTOPLASM of many cells. In places the endoplasmic reticulum is continuous with the plasma membrane (CELL MEMBRANE) or outer membrane of the nuclear envelope. If the outer surfaces of the endoplasmic reticulum membranes are coated with ribosomes, the endoplasmic reticulum is said to be rough-surfaced (ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM, ROUGH); otherwise it is said to be smooth-surfaced (ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM, SMOOTH). (King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Protein Structure, Tertiary: The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.Microscopy, Electron, Scanning: Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.Golgi Apparatus: A stack of flattened vesicles that functions in posttranslational processing and sorting of proteins, receiving them from the rough ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM and directing them to secretory vesicles, LYSOSOMES, or the CELL MEMBRANE. The movement of proteins takes place by transfer vesicles that bud off from the rough endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi apparatus and fuse with the Golgi, lysosomes or cell membrane. (From Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)Cholesterol: The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.Unilamellar Liposomes: Single membrane vesicles, generally made of PHOSPHOLIPIDS.Fluorescence Polarization: Measurement of the polarization of fluorescent light from solutions or microscopic specimens. It is used to provide information concerning molecular size, shape, and conformation, molecular anisotropy, electronic energy transfer, molecular interaction, including dye and coenzyme binding, and the antigen-antibody reaction.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Cellular Structures: Components of a cell.Fluorescent Dyes: Agents that emit light after excitation by light. The wave length of the emitted light is usually longer than that of the incident light. Fluorochromes are substances that cause fluorescence in other substances, i.e., dyes used to mark or label other compounds with fluorescent tags.Microscopy, Confocal: A light microscopic technique in which only a small spot is illuminated and observed at a time. An image is constructed through point-by-point scanning of the field in this manner. Light sources may be conventional or laser, and fluorescence or transmitted observations are possible.Aleurites: A plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE that is the source of tung oil and a phorbol diester (PHORBOL ESTERS).Accidents, Occupational: Unforeseen occurrences, especially injuries in the course of work-related activities.Models, Molecular: Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.Lactalbumin: A major protein fraction of milk obtained from the WHEY.Extracellular Matrix: A meshwork-like substance found within the extracellular space and in association with the basement membrane of the cell surface. It promotes cellular proliferation and provides a supporting structure to which cells or cell lysates in culture dishes adhere.Collagen: A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).

Scavenger receptor BI transfers major lipoprotein-associated phospholipids into the cells. (1/160)

The phospholipids of lipoproteins can be transferred to cells by an endocytosis-independent uptake pathway. We analyzed the role of scavenger receptor BI (SR-BI) for the selective cellular phospholipid import. Human monocytes rapidly acquired the pyrene (py)-labeled phospholipids sphingomyelin (SM), phosphatidylcholine, and phosphatidylethanolamine from different donors (low and high density lipoproteins (LDL, HDL), lipid vesicles). The anti-SR-BI antibody directed against the extracellular loop of the membrane protein lowered the cellular import of the phospholipids by 40-80%. The phospholipid transfer from the lipid vesicles into the monocytes was suppressed by LDL, HDL, and apoprotein AI. Transfection of BHK cells with the cDNA for human SR-BI enhanced the cellular import of the vesicle-derived py-phospholipids by 5-6-fold. In the case of the LDL donors, transfer of py-SM to the transfected cells was stimulated to a greater extent than the uptake of the other py-phospholipids. Similar differences were not observed when the vesicles and HDL were used as phospholipid donors. The concentration of LDL required for the half-maximal phospholipid import was close to the previously reported apparent dissociation constant for LDL binding to SR-BI. The low activation energy of the SR-BI-mediated py-phospholipid import indicated that the transfer occurs entirely in a hydrophobic environment. Disruption of cell membrane caveolae by cyclodextrin treatment reduced the SR-BI-catalyzed incorporation of py-SM, suggesting that intact caveolae are necessary for the phospholipid uptake. In conclusion, SR-BI mediates the selective import of the major lipoprotein-associated phospholipids into the cells, the transfer efficiency being dependent on the structure of the donor lipoprotein.  (+info)

Myosin-X, a novel myosin with pleckstrin homology domains, associates with regions of dynamic actin. (2/160)

Myosin-X is the founding member of a novel class of unconventional myosins characterized by a tail domain containing multiple pleckstrin homology domains. We report here the full-length cDNA sequences of human and bovine myosin-X as well as the first characterization of this protein's distribution and biochemical properties. The 235 kDa myosin-X contains a head domain with <45% protein sequence identity to other myosins, three IQ motifs, and a predicted stalk of coiled coil. Like several other unconventional myosins and a plant kinesin, myosin-X contains both a myosin tail homology 4 (MyTH4) domain and a FERM (band 4.1/ezrin/radixin/moesin) domain. The unique tail domain also includes three pleckstrin homology domains, which have been implicated in phosphatidylinositol phospholipid signaling, and three PEST sites, which may allow cleavage of the myosin tail. Most intriguingly, myosin-X in cultured cells is present at the edges of lamellipodia, membrane ruffles, and the tips of filopodial actin bundles. The tail domain structure, biochemical features, and localization of myosin-X suggest that this novel unconventional myosin plays a role in regions of dynamic actin.  (+info)

Coordinated gating of TRP-dependent channels in rhabdomeral membranes from Drosophila retinas. (3/160)

Using a newly developed dissociation procedure, we isolated the specialized rhabdomeral membranes from Drosophila retinal photoreceptors. From these membranes, we have recorded spontaneous active currents in excised patch, voltage-clamp recordings. We observed rapid opening events that closely resembled those ascribed to one class of light-activated channels, TRP. All activity exhibited Ba(2+) permeability, little voltage dependence, and sensitivity to La(3+) block. Mutational analysis indicated that the spontaneous activity present in these membranes was TRP-dependent. Excised patches from wild-type rhabdomeral membranes exhibited a wide range of conductance amplitudes. In addition, large conductance events exhibited many conductance levels in the open state. Block of activity by La(3+) both developed and recovered in a stepwise manner. Our results indicate that TRP-dependent channels have a small unitary conductance and that many channels can be gated coordinately.  (+info)

p(1),p(4)-diadenosine 5'-tetraphosphate induces the uptake of arginine and citrulline by a pore on the plasma membrane of bovine aortic endothelial cells. (4/160)

We have previously demonstrated that p(1),p(4)-diadenosine 5'-tetraphosphate (Ap(4)A) induces the release of nitric oxide (NO) and modulates the uptake of extracellular L-arginine (L-Arg) and L-citrulline (L-Cit) by bovine aortic endothelial cells (BAEC) [Hilderman, R.H. and Christensen, E.F. (1998) FEBS Lett. 427, 320-324 and Hilderman, R.H., Casey, T.E. and Pojoga, L.H. (2000) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 375, 124-130]. In this communication we report that extracellular Ap(4)A enhances the uptake of L-Arg and L-Cit through a pore on the plasma membrane of BAEC that is selective for these two amino acids. We also demonstrate that Ap(2)A, which induces NO release, enhances L-Arg uptake while Ap(5)A, a vasoconstrictor, does not enhance the uptake of L-Arg. The potential physiological significance of the uptake of these two amino acids in relation to NO synthesis is discussed.  (+info)

The yeast inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases inp52p and inp53p translocate to actin patches following hyperosmotic stress: mechanism for regulating phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate at plasma membrane invaginations. (5/160)

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases (Inp51p, Inp52p, and Inp53p) each contain an N-terminal Sac1 domain, followed by a 5-phosphatase domain and a C-terminal proline-rich domain. Disruption of any two of these 5-phosphatases results in abnormal vacuolar and plasma membrane morphology. We have cloned and characterized the Sac1-containing 5-phosphatases Inp52p and Inp53p. Purified recombinant Inp52p lacking the Sac1 domain hydrolyzed phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PtdIns(4,5)P(2)] and PtdIns(3, 5)P(2). Inp52p and Inp53p were expressed in yeast as N-terminal fusion proteins with green fluorescent protein (GFP). In resting cells recombinant GFP-tagged 5-phosphatases were expressed diffusely throughout the cell but were excluded from the nucleus. Following hyperosmotic stress the GFP-tagged 5-phosphatases rapidly and transiently associated with actin patches, independent of actin, in both the mother and daughter cells of budding yeast as demonstrated by colocalization with rhodamine phalloidin. Both the Sac1 domain and proline-rich domains were able to independently mediate translocation of Inp52p to actin patches, following hyperosmotic stress, while the Inp53p proline-rich domain alone was sufficient for stress-mediated localization. Overexpression of Inp52p or Inp53p, but not catalytically inactive Inp52p, which lacked PtdIns(4,5)P(2) 5-phosphatase activity, resulted in a dramatic reduction in the repolarization time of actin patches following hyperosmotic stress. We propose that the osmotic-stress-induced translocation of Inp52p and Inp53p results in the localized regulation of PtdIns(3,5)P(2) and PtdIns(4,5)P(2) at actin patches and associated plasma membrane invaginations. This may provide a mechanism for regulating actin polymerization and cell growth as an acute adaptive response to hyperosmotic stress.  (+info)

Restricted accumulation of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase products in a plasmalemmal subdomain during Fc gamma receptor-mediated phagocytosis. (6/160)

Phagocytosis is a highly localized and rapid event, requiring the generation of spatially and temporally restricted signals. Because phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) plays an important role in the innate immune response, we studied the generation and distribution of 3' phosphoinositides (3'PIs) in macrophages during the course of phagocytosis. The presence of 3'PI was monitored noninvasively in cells transfected with chimeras of green fluorescent protein and the pleckstrin homology domain of either Akt, Btk, or Gab1. Although virtually undetectable in unstimulated cells, 3'PI rapidly accumulated at sites of phagocytosis. This accumulation was sharply restricted to the phagosomal cup, with little 3'PI detectable in the immediately adjacent areas of the plasmalemma. Measurements of fluorescence recovery after photobleaching were made to estimate the mobility of lipids in the cytosolic monolayer of the phagosomal membrane. Stimulation of phagocytic receptors induced a marked reduction of lipid mobility that likely contributes to the restricted distribution of 3'PI at the cup. 3'PI accumulation during phagocytosis was transient, terminating shortly after sealing of the phagosomal vacuole. Two factors contribute to the rapid disappearance of 3'PI: the dissociation of the type I PI3K from the phagosomal membrane and the persistent accumulation of phosphoinositide phosphatases.  (+info)

Differential dynamics of alpha 5 integrin, paxillin, and alpha-actinin during formation and disassembly of adhesions in migrating cells. (7/160)

To investigate the mechanisms by which adhesions form and disperse in migrating cells, we expressed alpha 5 integrin, alpha-actinin, and paxillin as green fluorescent protein (GFP) fusions. All localized with their endogenous counterparts and did not perturb migration when expressed at moderate levels. alpha 5-GFP also rescued the adhesive defects in CHO B2 cells, which are alpha 5 integrin deficient. In ruffling cells, alpha 5-GFP and alpha-actinin--GFP localized prominently at the leading edge in membrane protrusions. Of the three GFP fusion proteins that we examined, paxillin was the first component to appear visibly organized in protrusive regions of the cell. When a new protrusion formed, the paxillin appeared to remodel from older to newer adhesions at the leading edge. alpha-Actinin subsequently entered adhesions, which translocated toward the cell center, and inhibited paxillin turnover. The new adhesions formed from small foci of alpha-actinin--GFP and paxillin-GFP, which grew in size. Subsequently, alpha 5 integrin entered the adhesions to form visible complexes, which served to stabilize the adhesions. alpha 5-GFP also resided in endocytic vesicles that emanated from the leading edge of protrusions. Integrin vesicles at the cell rear moved toward the cell body. As cells migrated, alpha 5 vesicles also moved from a perinuclear region to the base of the lamellipodium. The alpha 5 vesicles colocalized with transferrin receptor and FM 4-64 dye. After adhesions broke down in the rear, alpha 5-GFP was found in fibrous structures behind the cell, whereas alpha-actinin--GFP and paxillin-GFP moved up the lateral edge of retracting cells as organized structures and then dissipated.  (+info)

The Dictyostelium CARMIL protein links capping protein and the Arp2/3 complex to type I myosins through their SH3 domains. (8/160)

Fusion proteins containing the Src homology (SH)3 domains of Dictyostelium myosin IB (myoB) and IC (myoC) bind a 116-kD protein (p116), plus nine other proteins identified as the seven member Arp2/3 complex, and the alpha and beta subunits of capping protein. Immunoprecipitation reactions indicate that myoB and myoC form a complex with p116, Arp2/3, and capping protein in vivo, that the myosins bind to p116 through their SH3 domains, and that capping protein and the Arp2/3 complex in turn bind to p116. Cloning of p116 reveals a protein dominated by leucine-rich repeats and proline-rich sequences, and indicates that it is a homologue of Acan 125. Studies using p116 fusion proteins confirm the location of the myosin I SH3 domain binding site, implicate NH(2)-terminal sequences in binding capping protein, and show that a region containing a short sequence found in several G-actin binding proteins, as well as an acidic stretch, can activate Arp2/3-dependent actin nucleation. p116 localizes along with the Arp2/3 complex, myoB, and myoC in dynamic actin-rich cellular extensions, including the leading edge of cells undergoing chemotactic migration, and dorsal, cup-like, macropinocytic extensions. Cells lacking p116 exhibit a striking defect in the formation of these macropinocytic structures, a concomitant reduction in the rate of fluid phase pinocytosis, a significant decrease in the efficiency of chemotactic aggregation, and a decrease in cellular F-actin content. These results identify a complex that links key players in the nucleation and termination of actin filament assembly with a ubiquitous barbed end-directed motor, indicate that the protein responsible for the formation of this complex is physiologically important, and suggest that previously reported myosin I mutant phenotypes in Dictyostelium may be due, at least in part, to defects in the assembly state of actin. We propose that p116 and Acan 125, along with homologues identified in Caenorhabditis elegans, Drosophila, mouse, and man, be named CARMIL proteins, for capping protein, Arp2/3, and myosin I linker.  (+info)

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Abstract: During macropinocytosis, cells remodel their morphologies for the uptake of extracellular matter. This endocytotic mechanism relies on the collapse and closure of precursory structures, which are propagating actin-based, ring-shaped vertical undulations at the dorsal (top) cell membrane, a.k.a. circular dorsal ruffles (CDRs). As such, CDRs are essential to a range of vital and pathogenic processes alike. Here we show, based on both experimental data and theoretical analysis, that CDRs are propagating fronts of actin polymerization in a bistable system. The theory relies on a novel mass-conserving reaction-diffusion model, which associates the expansion and contraction of waves to distinct counter-propagating front solutions. Moreover, the model predicts that under a change in parameters (for example, biochemical conditions) CDRs may be pinned and fluctuate near the cell boundary or exhibit complex spiral wave dynamics due to a wave instability. We observe both phenomena also in our ...
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Can anyone supply me with references pertaining to sensitivity to Magnetic fields (static or oscillating) by animal cells? Also any confirming reports of animal sensitivity to magnetic fields, earthquakes, epileptic attacks and so forth? Has anyone proposed any models for how magnetic field variations can be sensed at the cellular level? Have any cell membrane structures been found in the past that might serve as part of a receptor mechanism? Are there any traces of metallic crystals in cell membranes? Do humans have a magnetic sense and has the locus of this sense been found within the brain? Any help would be gratefully received. Mark Cherry E-mail contact Compuserve 100717,1272 Internet 100717.1272 at compuserve.com -- M.C ...
May help orchestrate cytoskeletal arrangement. Contribute to lamellipodia formation. Overexpression of pleckstrin 2 causes large lamellipodia and peripheral ruffle formation.
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Recent observations have revealed that intercellular connections can be formed through membrane nanotubes. These delicate structures could facilitate transport of organelles and membrane proteins between cells. The sharing of cell surface and cytoplasmic components between cells could be commonplace in biology, but an important physiological role for membrane nanotubes between immune cells is difficult to test with current technology.. ...
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The purposes of this study were to investigate the systemic and characteristic metabolites in the serum of dairy goats induced by aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) exposure and to further understand the endogenous metabolic alterations induced by it. A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabonomic approach was used to analyse the metabolic alterations in dairy goats that were induced by low doses of AFB1 (50 µg/kg DM). We found that AFB1 exposure caused significant elevations of glucose, citrate, acetate, acetoacetate, betaine, and glycine yet caused reductions of lactate, ketone bodies (acetate, β-hydroxybutyrate), amino acids (citrulline, leucine/isoleucine, valine, creatine) and cell membrane structures (choline, lipoprotein, N-acetyl glycoproteins) in the serum ...
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Membrane nanotubes play important functional roles in numerous cell activities such as cellular transport and communication. By exerting an external pulling force over a finite region in a membrane patch, here we investigate the size dependence of the membrane nanotube formation under the continuum and atomistic mo
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Sterols Analysis Sterols, or Steroidal Alcohols, are members of the steroid family of organic molecules. Theses compounds fulfill essential roles in eukaryotic cell membrane structure and dynamics, and as precursors to steroid hormones and fat-soluble vitamins. This class of organic molecules is further sub-divided into phytosterols (plant sterols), zoosterols (animal sterols)
The research focus of the Laboratory of Molecular Signaling (LMS) is to elucidate mechanisms of omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) in neuronal development and function with particular reference to the modulation by ethanol. We investigate biochemical mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids and ethanol modify neuronal cell membrane structure, and characterize consequential molecular and cellular signaling involved in neuronal survival and differentiation. We also investigate the metabolism of polyunsaturated lipids to bioactive mediators and their in vivo implication in neurodevelopment and neuroprotection. To this end, we devise multidisciplinary approaches using molecular, cellular and modern instrumental techniques as well as animal models. The current research topics include 1) neurogenesis, neuritogenesis, synaptogenesis and neuroinflammation affected by DHA and DHA metabolites; 2) identification of target receptors of active DHA-metabolites; 3) molecular ...
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In their key experiment, Dr Wang used fluorescent dye that changes in intensity as the electric potential of the cell membrane changes. When two cells connected by forming a nanotube, he poked into one of them with a microinjection needle to depolarise that cells membrane potential. This caused the fluorescent indicator on the cell membrane to light up like a firework, and it was soon followed by a similar light display in the cell on the other end of the nanotube ...
Extracellular matrix determinants of proteolytic and non-proteolytic cell migration Katarina Wolf and Peter Friedl. Trends Cell Biol. 2011 Dec;21(12):736-44. Epub 2011 Oct 27. The Single-Molecule Mechanics of the Latent TGF-β1 Complex. Buscemi L, Ramonet D, Klingberg F, Formey A, Smith-Clerc J, Meister JJ, Hinz B. Curr Biol. 2011 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print] Substrate adhesion regulates sealing zone architecture and dynamics in cultured osteoclasts. Anderegg F, Geblinger D, Horvath P, Charnley M, Textor M, Addadi L, Geiger B. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28583. Epub 2011 Dec 5. Bayesian localization microscopy reveals nanoscale podosome dynamics. Cox S, Rosten E, Monypenny J, Jovanovic-Talisman T, Burnette DT, Lippincott-Schwartz J, Jones GE, Heintzmann R. Nat Methods. 2011 Dec 4. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1812. [Epub ahead of print] Physiological type I collagen organization induces the formation of a novel class of linear invadosomes. Juin A, Billottet C, Moreau V, Destaing O, Albiges-Rizo C, Rosenbaum J, ...
Bayesian localization microscopy reveals nanoscale podosome dynamics. Susan Cox, Edward Rosten, James Monypenny, Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman, Dylan T Burnette, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Gareth E Jones & Rainer Heintzmann. Nature Methods. 2012, volume 9: 195-200. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.1812. http://f1000.com/13978956 An analytical approach based on the concept of fluorophore localisation provides dynamic super-resolution data of xFP- labelled live cells using a common arc lamp based wide-field fluorescence microscope. One method of achieving fluorescence super-resolution is based around finding the positions of fluorescent molecules that label the cellular structure of interest. In this approach, positions can be determined precisely and accurately using fluorescent probes that can be photoactivated, photoconverted or photoswitched to generate single images with emitter densities of only about one active fluorophore per diffraction-limited area. Many images each containing subsets of active ...
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Osteoclasts are large, multinucleated cells whose primary function is bone resorption. This process is regulated at multiple levels, including the proliferation and homing of osteoclast progenitors and their fusion into multinucleated cells (reviewed by Teitelbaum, 2000). Upon identification of appropriate resorption sites, osteoclasts reorganize their small matrix adhesions - podosomes - into a circular adhesion structure at the cell periphery known as the `sealing zone, and secrete protons and lysosomal enzymes into the space between the cell and the bone surface (Nesbitt and Horton, 1997; Salo et al., 1997). These structures form readily on bone surfaces; similar organization of podosome super-structures was observed in cells grown on standard tissue culture surfaces (Calle et al., 2004; Lakkakorpi et al., 1993; Zambonin-Zallone et al., 1988).. Podosomes are small (∼1 μm in diameter) dot-like adhesion structures found in osteoclasts, macrophages, dendritic cells and several types of ...
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Rafiq et al. demonstrate that the small G protein ARF1 and its activator, cytohesin 2 (ARNO), are required for podosome formation in macrophage-like cells and fibroblasts. Inhibition of ARNO-ARF1 signaling results in increased RhoA activity and disassembly of podosomes in a myosin-IIA-dependent fashion. In fibroblasts that normally do not form podosomes, constitutively active ARF1 induces actin-rich puncta associated with sites of matrix degradation, putative precursors of podosomes. ...
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1. "Membrane nanotubes facilitate long-distance interactions between natural killer cells and target cells" PNAS, Monday 8 March 2010. Corresponding author: Professor Daniel Davis, Imperial College London (For a full list of authors, please see paper) You can download a proof of the paper here: https://fileexchange.imperial.ac.uk/files/7849478b81d/NKBungee_proof.pdf 2. You can download images and videos of NK cells using membrane nanotubes to harness their target cells here: Images: https://fileexchange.imperial.ac.uk/files/c5008a0935f/NKBungee_Pics.zip Videos (credit PNAS): https://fileexchange.imperial.ac.uk/files/85d63e72680/NKBungee_movies.zip 3. About Imperial College London. Consistently rated amongst the worlds best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between ...
We have rationally designed two-dimensional Au and Ag hole arrays for high performing surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing. The figure-of-merit (FOM), which is defined as sensitivity/linewidth, is found to be highly geometry-dependent. For sensitivity, we find it is equal to the period of array when exciting low order surface plasmon modes at low incident angle. Therefore, increasing period improves sensitivity. On the other hand, narrow linewidth can be obtained from small hole size so that the radiative decay loss is minimized. By using a pair of orthogonally oriented polarizer and analyzer, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) can be greatly enhanced due to the elimination of the nonresonant reflection background. As a proof of our strategy, we have obtained FOM larger than 100/RIU and SNR higher than 110 from Au arrays. Our results show the importance of understanding the basic properties of surface plasmon polaritons in order to systematically optimize the performance of the plasmonic system ...
Keren-Khadmy, N.; Uebe, R.; Zeytuni, N.; Katzmann, E.; Navon, Y.; Davidov, G.; Bitton, R.; Schueler, D.; Zarivach, R.: From magnetosome membrane invagination to transport - the dual role of MamB in magnetosome formation. In: The FEBS Journal, Vol. 284, pp. 185 - 186. 42nd Congress of the Federation-of-European-Biochemical-Societies (FEBS) on From Molecules to Cells and Back, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, September 10, 2017 - September 14, 2017. Wiley-Blackwell (2017 ...
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Parker I, Evans KT, Ellefsen K, Lawson DA, Smith IF, Lattice light sheet imaging of membrane nanotubes between human breast cancer cells in culture and in brain metastases. Sci Rep. 2017 Sep 8;7(1):11029. Liu L, Zhang SX, Liao W, Farhoodi HP, Wong CW, Chen CC, Ségaliny AI, Chacko JV, Nguyen LP, Lu M, Polovin G, Pone EJ, Downing TL, Lawson DA, Digman MA, Zhao W., Mechanoresponsive stem cells to target cancer metastases through biophysical cues. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jul 26;9(400). Shahi P, Wang CY, Lawson DA, Slorach EM, Lu A, Yu Y, Lai MD, Gonzalez Velozo H, Werb Z., ZNF503/Zpo2 drives aggressive breast cancer progression by down-regulation of GATA-3 expression. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Mar 21;114(12):3169-3174. ...
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The Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology (www.ipbs.fr) has an open postdoctoral position to work on podosomes, cell structures involved in adhesion, matrix proteolysis, mechanosensing and cell migration in 3D environments (1-9). Macrophage tissue infiltration plays beneficial roles in protective immunity and detrimental roles in several diseases. Tissue infiltrated macrophages favor the progression of e.g. most cancers and chronic inflammations. Therefore, it is a challenging issue to control macrophage migration as a new therapeutic strategy.. Our team has reported that podosomes are instrumental in the protease-dependent 3D migration of macrophages. To progress in the knowledge of this cell structure, we developed a method called Protrusion Force Microscopy (3,10,11) and we used STORM-SAF microscopy (12) that allowed drawing a preliminary picture of the podosome architecture which explains the generation of protrusive force (13). Now, we plan to further characterize the ...
Membrane Structure and Function. Chapter 7. Plasma membrane of cell selectively permeable ( allows some substances to cross more easily than others) Made mostly of proteins and lipids (phospholipids). Phospholipids and proteins create unique physical environment (fluid mosaic model)....
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The domain structure of Tuba suggests its potential to act as a scaffold for the recruitment, coordination and regulation of signaling molecules and molecular machinery involved in membrane-proximal cellular events. Overexpression of mTuba, an isoform of Tuba lacking the dynamin-binding SH3 domains, induced uncoordinated dorsal ruffling, distinct from conventional circular dorsal waves, in the low metastatic B16-F1 cell line. The ability of mTuba to stimulate ruffling suggests that dynamin is not required for this process. However, as Tuba 1 was observed to co-localize with mTuba at puncta when co-expressed (Table 1), we cannot rule out the possibility that dynamin function is integrated through the dimerization of different Tuba isoforms.. Interaction with actin-regulatory proteins was shown to be a key determinant for mTuba-stimulated membrane ruffling as deletion of the C-terminal SH3 domain prevented puncta and ruffle formation. Moreover, specific inhibition of N-WASP using a small molecule ...
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This report is the first demonstration that podosome assembly is critically gelsolin-dependent. The role of gelsolin in actin filament assembly and stimulus-response coupling associated with cell motility is well known (Stossel et al. 1985; Janmey and Stossel 1987; Janmey et al. 1987; Stossel 1989; Yin 1989; Weeds and Maciver 1993). However, most cells function well without gelsolin, indicating that gelsolins functions are effectively substituted for in most cells by other actin severing or capping proteins. In these cells, attachment to matrix utilizes focal adhesions, and motility is often accomplished by lamellipodia. On the other hand, we demonstrate here that cells such as the osteoclast, which rely on podosomes for attachment and motility, are rendered hypomotile by the absence of gelsolin, and furthermore, the actin ring structures of the osteoclast that derive from podosome fusion are not formed. As a result, gelsolin deficiency is associated with abnormal actin cytoskeletal ...
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Cell Membranes Are Made up of Macromolecules Lipids -Specifically Phospholipids -Form a bilayer with nonpolar, hydrophobic region in the middle. Proteins -Various proteins are embedded. Carbohydrates -Carbohydrates extend out and old the cell in place to the ECM
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These changes are all brought about by the interaction of the microtubule/actin complex with the platelet cell membrane and ... Structure[edit]. Structurally the platelet can be divided into four zones, from peripheral to innermost: *Peripheral zone - is ... Berridge, Michael J. (1 October 2014). "Module 11: Cell Stress, Inflammatory Responses and Cell Death". Cell Signalling Biology ... "Programmed anuclear cell death delimits platelet life span". Cell. 128 (6): 1173-86. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2007.01.037. PMID ...
Internal cell structure. No membrane-bound organelles or nucleus. No membrane-bound organelles or nucleus. Membrane-bound ... Structure, composition development, and operation. Diagrammatic view of Methanobrevibacter smithii, showing the cell membrane ( ... Membranes. Membrane structures. Top, an archaeal phospholipid: 1, isoprene chains; 2, ether linkages; 3, L-glycerol moiety; 4, ... The major structure in cell membranes is a double layer of these phospholipids, which is called a lipid bilayer. ...
The caveolins are similar in structure. They all form hairpin loops that are inserted into the cell membrane. Both the C- ... Caveolin forms oligomers and associates with cholesterol and sphingolipids in certain areas of the cell membrane, leading to ... All three members are membrane proteins with similar structure. ... Cells that lack caveolins also lack caveolae. Many functions ... However, certain cancer cells that express caveolins have been shown to be more aggressive and metastatic, because of a ...
"Crystal structure of mitochondrial respiratory membrane protein complex II". Cell. 121 (7): 1043-57. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2005.05 ... "Crystal structure of mitochondrial respiratory membrane protein complex II". Cell. 121 (7): 1043-57. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2005.05 ... Structure[edit]. The structure of these proteins consists of a complex bundle of five alpha-helices, which is composed of an up ... The structure of SQR in a phospholipid membrane. SdhA, SdhB, SdhC and SdhD ...
"Crystal structure of mitochondrial respiratory membrane protein complex II". Cell. 121 (7): 1043-57. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2005.05 ... mitochondrial inner membrane. • mitochondrion. • mitochondrial membrane. • respiratory chain complex II. Biological process. • ... "Cell-permeating alpha-ketoglutarate derivatives alleviate pseudohypoxia in succinate dehydrogenase-deficient cells". Mol. Cell ... membrane. • plasma membrane. • nucleoplasm. • mitochondrial respiratory chain complex II, succinate dehydrogenase complex ( ...
... which can obscure details of the cell membrane. In the staining of the plasma membrane, osmium(VIII) oxide binds phospholipid ... Structure and electron configuration[edit]. The osmium of OsO4 has an oxidation number of VIII, however the metal does not ... This nonpolarity helps OsO4 penetrate charged cell membranes. OsO4 is 518 times more soluble in carbon tetrachloride than in ... It embeds a heavy metal directly into cell membranes, creating a high electron scattering rate without the need for coating the ...
"The fluid mosaic model of the structure of cell membranes" in 1972,[5] which is now regarded as a classic paper in cell biology ... They made a seminal model for the structure of cell membranes, which they named the Fluid Mosaic Model, and published in a 12- ... Singer, S. J.; Nicolson, G. L. (1972). "The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Structure of Cell Membranes". Science. 175 (4023): 720- ... Nicolson, Garth L. (2014). "The Fluid-Mosaic Model of Membrane Structure: Still relevant to understanding the structure, ...
Internal cell structure. No membrane-bound organelles (questioned[56]) or nucleus. No membrane-bound organelles or nucleus. ... MembranesEdit. Membrane structures. Top, an archaeal phospholipid: 1, isoprene chains; 2, ether linkages; 3, L-glycerol moiety ... The major structure in cell membranes is a double layer of these phospholipids, which is called a lipid bilayer. ... Further information: Cell wall § Archaeal cell walls. Most archaea (but not Thermoplasma and Ferroplasma) possess a cell wall.[ ...
Mangeat PH (1989). "Interaction of biological membranes with the cytoskeletal framework of living cells". Biol. Cell. 64 (3): ... Matsuoka Y, Li X, Bennett V (2000). "Adducin: structure, function and regulation". Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 57 (6): 884-95. doi: ... 1999). "Phosphorylation of adducin by Rho-kinase plays a crucial role in cell motility". J. Cell Biol. 145 (2): 347-61. doi: ... "Primary structure and domain organization of human alpha and beta adducin". J Cell Biol. 115 (3): 665-75. doi:10.1083/jcb.115.3 ...
These particles are surrounded by a lipid membrane derived from the host cell membrane. The membrane anchors a glycoprotein (GP ... While nearly identical to ebolavirions in structure, marburgvirions are antigenically distinct.[citation needed] ... Virions bud off from the cell, gaining their envelopes from the cellular membrane they bud from. The mature progeny particles ... Newly synthesized structural proteins and genomes self-assemble and accumulate near the inside of the cell membrane. ...
These particles are surrounded by a lipid membrane derived from the host cell membrane. The membrane anchors a glycoprotein (GP ... Structure[edit]. Like all filoviruses, marburgvirions are filamentous particles that may appear in the shape of a shepherd's ... Virions bud off from the cell, gaining their envelopes from the cellular membrane they bud from. The mature progeny particles ... Newly synthesized structural proteins and genomes self-assemble and accumulate near the inside of the cell membrane. ...
Junctional membrane structure of hybrids between communication-competent and communication-incompetent cells". J. Membr. Biol. ... This example shows three layers to the junction structure. The membrane from each cell is the dark line with the whiter narrow ... "Membrane structure". The Journal of Cell Biology. 91 (3): 189s-204s. doi:10.1083/jcb.91.3.189s. JSTOR 1609517. PMC 2112820 . ... "An interpretation of liver cell membrane and junction structure based on observation of freeze-fracture replicas of both sides ...
... insights into the control of membrane traffic and organelle structure". J. Cell Biol. 116 (5): 1071-80. doi:10.1083/jcb.116.5. ... "Molecular Biology of the Cell. 16 (3): 1213-1222. doi:10.1091/mbc.E04-07-0599. ISSN 1059-1524. PMC 551486. PMID 15616190.. ... Activated Arf1p then recruits coat protein β-COP, a subunit of the COP-I complex, to cargo-bound receptors on the membrane.[9] ... In mammalian and yeast cells, the main target of brefeldin A appears to be a guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) called ...
Gasic GP (Apr 1994). "Basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor and sterol sensor in a single membrane-bound molecule". Cell ... These proteins work with asymmetric sterol regulatory element (StRE). SREBPs have a structure similar to E-box-binding helix- ... Because each half still has a membrane-spanning helix, each remains bound in the membrane. The newly generated amino-terminal ... Unactivated SREBPs are attached to the nuclear envelope and endoplasmic reticulum membranes. In cells with low levels of ...
These channels are expressed on the cell membrane. CLC channels contribute to the excitability of these membranes as well as ... The CLC channel structure has not yet been resolved, however the structure of the CLC exchangers has been resolved by x-ray ... Voltage-gated chloride channels are important for setting cell resting membrane potential and maintaining proper cell volume. ... Because the primary structure of the channels and exchangers are so similar, most assumptions about the structure of the ...
Protein K has 56 amino acids and is found in the membrane of the host cell. It appears to be able to increase the burst size of ... The highly basic J protein lacks any secondary structure and is situated in an interior cleft of the F protein. It has no ... Protein E is a 91-amino acid membrane protein that causes host cell lysis by inhibiting the host translocase MraY. This ... The preinitiation complex consists of the host cell protein rep and viral A and C proteins. These associate with the procapsid ...
... which are excavate eukaryotes of the phylum Euglenophyta and their cell structure is typical of that group. They are commonly ... The pellicle is composed of proteinaceous strips underneath the cell membrane, supported by dorsal and ventral microtubules. ... Structure[edit]. Euglenids are distinguished mainly by the presence of a pellicle (periplast). Within its taxon, the pellicle ... For euglenids to reproduce, asexual reproduction takes place in the form of binary fission, and the cells replicate and divide ...
Nieva, José; Carrasco, Luis (29 September 2015). "Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization". ... the membrane permeability changes may be sufficient to induce cell lysis, thereby permitting the new virions to exit the cell. ... The most well-studied and well-established function of viroporins is the permeabilization of the cell membrane to ions and ... Viroporins are capable of assembling into oligomeric ion channels or pores in the host cell's membrane, rendering it more ...
... solar cells and nanoporous membranes. Gyroid membrane structures are occasionally found inside cells. Gyroid structures have ... These interwoven structures are one of the smallest free standing graphene 3D structures. They are conductive, mechanically ... The gyroid mitochondrial membranes in tree shrew cones might have an optical function. In 2017, MIT researchers studied the ... Structure, function, and self-assembly of single network gyroid (I4132) photonic crystals in butterfly wing scales. Proc Natl ...
Nieva, José; Carrasco, Luis (29 September 2015). "Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization". ... Holins form pores in the host's cell membrane, allowing lysins to reach and degrade peptidoglycan, a component of bacterial ... Viruses that infect eukaryotic cells may use similar proteins called viroporins to permeabilize the host's membrane. According ... They are associated with SAR endolysins, which remain inactive in the periplasm prior to the depolarization of the membrane. ...
Weinstein, Ronald S. (1969-07-10). "The Structure of Cell Membranes". New England Journal of Medicine. 281 (2): 86-89. doi: ... He continued his research on normal cell membranes and cancer cell membranes and initiated research on animal models for ... As an MGH pathology resident, he co-authored research papers on intercellular junctions, cancer cell, and red cell membranes. ... He studied cell membrane properties in normal epithelium, pre-cancers and cancers. Medical science education reform To ...
They play a special role in cell membranes.. *Polysaccharides (long chains) are complex carbohydrates, with linear chains of ... Their function is either energy storage (starch, glycogen) or building structures (cellulose, chitin). ... Protein builds tissue and cells in the body. Carbohydrates are very good for energy, but, if a person eats more than needed, ...
The structure of biological membranes (2nd ed.). United States: CRC Press. Yeagle, P. (1993). The membranes of cells (2nd ed ... and hexagonal aqueous-lipid structures, in aqueous dispersions of membrane lipids. As water-soluble negative stain is excluded ... Polymorphism in biophysics is the ability of lipids to aggregate in a variety of ways, giving rise to structures of different ... This phase is only seen under unique, specialized conditions, and most likely is not relevant for biological membranes. Lipid ...
The retrovirus begins the journey into a host cell by attaching a surface glycoprotein to the cell's plasma membrane receptor. ... "Human adult T-cell leukemia virus: molecular cloning of the provirus DNA and the unique terminal structure". Proceedings of ... Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma. Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type. MCPyV Merkel-cell carcinoma. RNA virus. HCV ... Forcing the cell into the S phase of the cell cycle could cause the cell to become transformed.[44] Some types of HPV increase ...
Unlike in radiation therapy, where damage is done by targeting cell DNA, most photosensitizers target other cell structures. ... These interactions cause damage and potential destruction to cellular membranes and enzyme deactivation, culminating in cell ... However, this controlled feedback can be by-passed by artificially adding excess exogenous ALA to cells. The cells respond by ... including cell membrane constituents.[5] Photochemical reactions[edit]. Excited triplet-state photosensitisers can react via ...
... and membrane association in COS cells". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 87 (2): 728-32. doi:10.1073/pnas.87.2.728. PMC 53339 . ... Geyer M, Fackler OT, Peterlin BM (2001). "Structure--function relationships in HIV-1 Nef". EMBO Rep. 2 (7): 580-5. doi:10.1093/ ... Zhou W, Parent LJ, Wills JW, Resh MD (1994). "Identification of a membrane-binding domain within the amino-terminal region of ... Zhou W, Resh MD (1997). "Differential membrane binding of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 matrix protein". J. Virol. 70 ...
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Membrane Structure Dynamics[edit]. Membrane proteins are asymmetrically placed and fixed in the membrane so that one side is ... Expose intact cell to protease.. *Expose intact cell with detergent (to release proteins from the cell membrane) and protease. ... If you expose an intact cell to a protease enzyme, you can shave off the protein found on the outside of the cell. If the cell ... Porins structure does not include the nonpolar regions in the primary structure that would be expected for a membrane bound ...
Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization. José Luis Nieva 1,* and Luis Carrasco 2,* ... Nieva, J.L.; Carrasco, L. Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization. Viruses 2015, 7, 5169- ... "Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization." Viruses 7, no. 10: 5169-5171. ... Nieva JL, Carrasco L. Viroporins: Structures and functions beyond cell membrane permeabilization. Viruses. 2015; 7(10):5169- ...
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This structure shields tail-anchored membrane proteins -- which have roles in a wide variety of cellular functions from ... from harmful aggregation or misfolding as they move through the inner environment of a cell. The findings clarify the mechanism ... The molecular complex that guides an important class of proteins to correct locations in cell membranes does so by forming a ... Transport molecule forms a protective structure to guide proteins to cell membrane. University of Chicago Medical Center ...
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Oligonucleotide Complexes with Cell-Penetrating Peptides: Structure, Binding, Translocation and Flux in Lipid Membranes. ... The uptake mechanisms by which cell-penetrating peptides enter cells depend on the conditions, such as the cell line the ... The ability of cell-penetrating peptides to cross plasma membranes has been explored for various applications, including the ... 2. Effects of cargo molecules on membrane perturbation caused by transportan10 based cell-penetrating peptides. Open this ...
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... we determined that the structure of the bacteriostatic P-1 was NeuGcα2→6 (Fucα1→4) (Glcα1→3) Galβ1→4GalNAc-ol. This O-linked ... oligosaccharide was unique for a vertebrate with respect to the hexosamine and hexose linkages and its non-chain structure. ... We isolated a high-purity carp glycophorin from carp erythrocyte membranes and prepared the oligosaccharide fraction from ... "Structure of a Sialo-Oligosaccharide from Glycophorin in Carp Red Blood Cell Membranes." Membranes 4, no. 4: 764-777. ...
While both plant and animal cells have membranes, plant... ... structured so that molecules can pass in and out of the cell ... Cell membranes are structured so that molecules can pass in and out of the cell across them. While both plant and animal cells ... Cell membranes are structured so that molecules can pass in and out of the cell across them. While both plant and animal cells ... Answer Every cell has its own nucleus. The cell wall is directly outside the cell membrane. The chloroplasts need light in ...
... a thin structure with tiny openings ( pores ) that covers the... ... of the cell membraneAll cells are surrounded by a cell membrane ... All cells are surrounded by a cell membrane, a thin structure with tiny openings ( pores ) that covers the cell and holds it ... Heres the basic definition that I know: cell mem·brane The semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell. ... The cell membrane is something called a "lipid bilayer". It has hydrophilic heads on either surface and hydrophobic tails that ...
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Evidence is presented that mammalian and plant cells respond equally to any event which changes their cell membrane structure. ... Do changes in the cell membrane structure induce the generation of lipid peroxidation products which serve as first signalling ... Toxic lipid peroxidation products are therefore introduced into cells and might be able to damage cells from inside long before ... molecules in cell to cell communication?. Spiteller G1.. Author information. 1. Lehrstuhl Organische Chemie 1, Universität ...
... semi-permeable barrier that surrounds and encloses the contents of a cell. It supports and helps maintain a cells shape. ... The cell membrane is only one component of a cell. The following cell structures can also be found in a typical animal ... "Cell Membrane Function and Structure." ThoughtCo, Oct. 12, 2017, thoughtco.com/cell-membrane-373364. Bailey, Regina. (2017, ... The cell membrane (plasma membrane) is a thin semi-permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell. Its function is ...
2011) Identification of glycan structure alterations on cell membrane proteins in desoxyepothilone B resistant leukemia cells. ... Cell Membrane Preparation and Triton X-114 Phase Partitioning of Membrane Proteins. Approximately 4 × 107 cells were washed ... which were present on the cell membrane proteins of all four cancerous cell lines, but not on the non-cancerous cell lines ( ... N-glycan structures released from non-cancerous and ovarian cancer cell membrane proteins were separated by PGC-LC-ESI and ...
... Yamashita, Tetsuji Memphis, ... Natures fastest motors are the cochlear outer hair cells (OHCs). These sensory cells use a membrane protein, Slc26a5 (prestin ... structure constrains the mobility of plasma membrane proteins and that the integrity of such membrane-associated structures are ... All five proteins showed minimal diffusion, but did move after pharmacological disruption of membrane-associated structures ...
The dynamic interplay between collective cell movement and the various molecules involved in the accompanying cell signalling ... various structures embedded within these processes enables a detailed exploration of the binding of molecular species to cell- ... New mathematical and computational problems involved in cell motility, morphogenesis and pattern formation*Overview ... Coupling geometric PDEs with physics for cell morphology, motility and pattern formation*Overview ...
A membrane of water-impervious material extends over the substrate and over the structure. The portion of the membrane covering ... The structure may be of generally triangular shape, is thermally insulating, and a plurality of parallel structures may be ... The structures may have additional surfaces which are opposite and facing the first mentioned surface of an adjacent structure ... having mounted thereon at least one structure having an inclined surface. ...
The Structure and Function of the Membranes and Surfaces of Cells. The Biochemical Society symposium held in London, March 1962 ... The Structure and Function of the Membranes and Surfaces of Cells. The Biochemical Society symposium held in London, March 1962 ... The Structure and Function of the Membranes and Surfaces of Cells. The Biochemical Society symposium held in London, March 1962 ... The Structure and Function of the Membranes and Surfaces of Cells. The Biochemical Society symposium held in London, March 1962 ...
  • The right-handed parallel helix-helix structure of the domain with a hydrogen bond-rich His-Ser node in the middle of the membrane, accessibility of the node for water, and continuous hydrophilic track across the membrane suggest that the domain can provide an ion-conducting pathway through the membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • He said about half of medical drugs target the cell membranes, and proposed that improved understanding of their layers of lipids and proteins could lead to new or more effective therapies. (vcu.edu)
  • However the validity of the detergent resistance methodology of membranes has recently been called into question due to ambiguities in the lipids and proteins recovered and the observation that they can also cause solid areas to form where there were none previously. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition there may be other lipids and proteins in the membrane, the latter typically in the form of isolated rafts. (wikipedia.org)
  • This reaction is then followed downstream by assembly of membrane attack complexes (MAC) of C, pore-forming cytotoxic agents that penetrate the cell and induce lysis. (jimmunol.org)
  • According to the National Institute of Health, or NIH, the nuclear membrane is made up of two separate membranes, a nuclear lamina and nuclear pore complexes. (reference.com)
  • citation needed] Because of their composition and detergent resistance, lipid rafts are also called detergent-insoluble glycolipid-enriched complexes (GEMs) or DIGs or Detergent Resistant Membranes (DRMs). (wikipedia.org)
  • The rod and cone PDE6 complexes have different structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The magnetofection principle is to associate nucleic acids with cationic magnetic nanoparticles: these molecular complexes are then concentrated and transported into cells supported by an appropriate magnetic field. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gene vectors / magnetic nanoparticles complexes are seen into cells after 10-15 minutes that is much faster than any other transfection method. (wikipedia.org)
  • Components of COPI (cop one) a coatomer, and TSET (T-set) a membrane trafficking complex have similar heterotetramers of the AP complexes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Recent experiments with a wide variety of techniqes and several different membrane systems are described, all of which abet consistent with, and add much detail to, the fluid mosaic model. (sciencemag.org)
  • The paucimolecular model immediately became popular and it dominated cell membrane studies for the following 30 years, until it became rivaled by the fluid mosaic model of Singer and Nicolson (1972). (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite the numerous models of the cell membrane proposed prior to the fluid mosaic model , it remains the primary archetype for the cell membrane long after its inception in the 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scientists use the fluid mosaic model to describe the structure of the cell membrane. (biologydictionary.net)
  • The fluid mosaic model can be seen when the membrane proteins of two cells (e.g., a human cell and a mouse cell) are tagged with different-coloured fluorescent labels. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Garth L. Nicolson (born October 1, 1943) is an American biochemist who made a landmark scientific model for cell membrane, known as the Fluid Mosaic Model. (wikipedia.org)
  • They made a seminal model for the structure of cell membranes, which they named the Fluid Mosaic Model, and published in a 12-page paper in the February 18, 1972 issue of Science. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of the numerous models that have been developed to describe the deformation of cell membranes, a widely accepted model is the fluid mosaic model proposed by Singer and Nicolson in 1972. (wikipedia.org)
  • This model differs from older cell membrane structure concepts such as the Singer-Nicolson fluid mosaic model and the Saffman-Delbrück two-dimensional continuum fluid model that view the membrane as more or less homogeneous. (wikipedia.org)
  • Following intense experimental research, the membrane models of the preceding century gave way to the fluid mosaic model that is accepted today. (wikipedia.org)
  • These difficulties with the model stimulated new research in membrane organization and paved the way for the fluid mosaic model, which was proposed in 1972. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cell membrane typically acts as a barrier around the cell, keeping out harmful materials. (newswise.com)
  • It acts as a barrier, enclosing and protecting the components of a cell. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The barrier is differentially permeable and able to regulate what enters and exits the cell, thus facilitating the transport of materials needed for survival. (thefullwiki.org)
  • Along with NANA , this creates an extra barrier to charged moities moving through the membrane. (bionity.com)
  • A barrier membrane is a device used in oral surgery and periodontal surgery to prevent epithelium, which regenerates relatively quickly, from growing into an area in which another, more slowly growing tissue type, such as bone, is desired. (wikipedia.org)
  • Barrier membranes have been derived from a variety of sources, both natural and synthetic, and are marketed under various trade names. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cells in the superficial layer of the transitional epithelium are highly differentiated, allowing for maintenance of this barrier membrane. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the upper stratum spinosum and stratum granulosum layers of the epidermis, lamellar bodies are secreted from keratinocytes, resulting in the formation of an impermeable, lipid-containing membrane that serves as a water barrier and is required for correct skin barrier function. (wikipedia.org)
  • Binding of the CD20 mAb rituximab (RTX) to B lymphocytes in normal human serum (NHS) activates complement (C) and promotes C3b deposition on or in close proximity to cell-bound RTX. (jimmunol.org)
  • As a consequence of C activation, large amounts of C3b and its breakdown products are covalently deposited on the cells, in close proximity to bound RTX ( 28 , 29 ). (jimmunol.org)
  • The amount of AT III bound to ECM was approximately 40% of that bound to the intact cell. (nii.ac.jp)
  • In the early 19th century, cells were recognized as being separate entities, unconnected, and bound by individual cell walls after it was found that plant cells could be separated. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are always found on the exterior surface of cells and are bound either to proteins (forming glycoproteins) or to lipids (forming glycolipids). (alevelbiology.co.uk)
  • A fuel cell converts the chemically bound energy of a fuel directly into electricity. (dtu.dk)
  • Structures are alternately bound via amide and ester bridges. (wikipedia.org)
  • nonetheless, undoubtedly two of the major driving forces are lipid composition and proteins embedded and/or bound to membranes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cyanobacterial DesA, an enzyme that can introduce a second cis double bond at the delta(12) position of fatty acid bound to membranes glycerolipids. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, in the membrane-bound form, the bulk of each subunit is located outside of the cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • He showed that novel sandwich structured membranes led to a more than three fold enhancement of the durability of High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (HTPEMFC). (dtu.dk)
  • Arvind Kannan recently defended his thesis "Parametric development and durability of HTPEM Fuel Cells" at DTU Energy in which he investigated acid transport and leaching pathways from membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) in High Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (HTPEMFC). (dtu.dk)
  • Due to its ability to maintain high proton conductivity in intermediate temperatures (~200℃), CsHSO4 is considered to be prime candidate for proton transferring agent in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC). (wikipedia.org)
  • The presented model reveals the dependence of variations in the free energy of the system on the membrane thickness. (deepdyve.com)
  • The proposed model enables estimation of the value of the membrane elastic thickness modulus of compressibility, which is 1.7 × 109 N/m2, and the value of the interlayer friction coefficient, which is 1.9 × 108 Ns/m3. (deepdyve.com)
  • In an attempt to accept or reject the hypothesis, researchers measured membrane thickness. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1925 it was determined by Fricke that the thickness of erythrocyte and yeast cell membranes ranged between 3.3 and 4 nm, a thickness compatible with a lipid monolayer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Independently, the leptoscope was invented in order to measure very thin membranes by comparing the intensity of light reflected from a sample to the intensity of a membrane standard of known thickness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Increased compressive force reduces the electrical contact resistance within the cell through improved interfacial contact and reduction of transport layer thickness", said Arvind Kannan, concluding that cells made from ex-situ hot pressing resulted in a better performance than in-situ fabricated MEAs. (dtu.dk)
  • Gold particles can be attached to ConA that can later be bonded to a red blood cell (RBC) which has a great deal of manose sugars attached to the outside of the cell membrane. (wikiversity.org)
  • There is another, very different, form of transport that takes place within the cell membrane and that is bulk transport, where larger particles need to enter or leave the cell. (markedbyteachers.com)
  • In Xenopus fibroblasts, elongated aggregates of particles project from the membrane to contact bundles of actin microfilaments. (rupress.org)
  • We also identified a second, smaller class of aggregates of membrane particles that contained beta 1-integrin but not vinculin or talin and that were not associated with actin microfilaments. (rupress.org)
  • That is, the structure of these membranes is such that they allow certain particles, incl. (assignmentpoint.com)
  • Of particular interest were membranes based on proton-conducting micro and nano particles dispersed in a curable or solvent-based matrix. (uconn.edu)
  • The morphology of the membrane was modified by aligning the SXLPS particles in the matrix using electric field. (uconn.edu)
  • Membranes were fabricated by aligning the acidic SXLPS particles with an external magnetic field of 0.1 Tesla, which is easily achievable in an industrial scale. (uconn.edu)
  • Magnetofection is a simple and highly efficient transfection method that uses magnetic fields to concentrate particles containing nucleic acid into the target cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • The magnetic particles are then concentrated on the target cells by the influence of an external magnetic field generated by magnets. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cubosomes are liquid crystalline nano-structures formed from the cubic phase of lipids, such as monooleate, or any other amphiphilic macromolecules with the unique property to be dispersed into particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • The difference between the concentrations of these charged particles causes a difference in electric potential between the inside and outside of cells, known as the membrane potential. (wikipedia.org)