From fungi to humans, 'smart valves' assist communication within, between cells

Published: 31/01/2018
From fungi to humans, 'smart valves' assist communication within, between cells
Source: WWW.EUREKALERT.ORG

Googling 'SNARE proteins,' neuroscientist Edward Chapman gets a screenful of images showing corkscrew-shaped molecules, intertwined as they seize the outer membranes of two cells. 'They did not give us credit at Wikipedia, but we drew that cartoon,' he says, with delicious irony. 'And now we've proven that this model is wrong,' he says. 'The textbooks need to be adjusted.'

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