JCB's videos (70)


983
Feb 23, 2011
Curbing the Killer Instinct

Natural Killer (NK) cells distinguish target cells from surrounding healthy tissue by integrating signals from a...

968
Jul 11, 2011
Oocyte microtubules show their bias

Several mRNAs are specifically transported to the anterior and posterior regions of Drosophila oocytes by...

954
Jan 5, 2011
The Spindle's Model Behavior

Dynamic microtubules assemble into a steady state bipolar spindle structure but precisely how this is achieved is...

918
May 16, 2011
Ouch! Single Cell Wound Repair in Drosophila Embryos

Individual cells must quickly repair any disruptions to their plasma membrane. Abreu-Blanco et al. describe how early...

894
May 15, 2013
biosights: May 13, 2013 - Ventral lamellipodia plug the gaps

When leukocytes enter or exit the blood stream, they leave small wounds both in and between the vascular endothelial...

858
Mar 24, 2014
biosights: March 17, 2014 - Blebs lead the way in Dictyostelium chemotaxis

Membrane blebs can help the leading edge of migrating cells protrude forwards, but the contribution of blebs to the...

776
Sep 3, 2013
biosights: September 2, 2013 - Shrinking microtubules pull the centrosome...

When a T cell encounters a target antigen-presenting cell, it moves its centrosome to the immunological synapse that...

692
Mar 21, 2013
biosights: March 18, 2013 - Breaking egg symmetry

During the first meiotic division of mammalian oocytes, the meiotic spindle and chromosomes move from the interior to...

631
Sep 9, 2011
Actin puts the squeeze on Weibel-Palade bodies

The actin cytoskeleton has been proposed to regulate exocytosis in many different ways. Nightingale et al. use a...

599
Oct 27, 2014
biosights: October 27, 2014 - Epithelial cells make changes at the top

The apical surfaces of polarized epithelia are covered by short, actin-rich protrusions called microvilli, but what...

586
Jan 21, 2014
biosights: January 20, 2014 - Motors give a new twist to platelet activation

The discoid shape of resting platelets is maintained by a peripheral ring of bundled microtubules called the marginal...

571
Nov 12, 2012
biosights: October 29, 2012 - A stiff test for collectively migrating cells

The mechanical properties of the extracellular matrix are known to regulate the migration of single cells, but...

568
Jun 11, 2013
biosights: June 10, 2013 - Netrin Throws Anchor Cells into the Breach

Cell invasion through basement membranes is crucial for both normal development and cancer metastasis but relatively...

557
May 14, 2012
A new way forward for fibroblasts

Fibroblasts moving across two-dimensional surfaces form lamellipodial protrusions at their leading edge, but how...