Cells’ ‘molecular muscles’ help them sense and respond to their environments

Johns Hopkins researchers used suction to learn that individual «molecular muscles» within cells respond to different types of force, a finding that may explain how cells «feel» the environment and appropriately adapt their shapes and activities. A computer model the researchers developed also lets them predict what a cell will do in response to altered levels of those «muscles,» a common occurrence in a variety of cancers.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/jhm…



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