JCB's videos (74)

May 14, 2012
A new way forward for fibroblasts

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

Feb 18, 2014
biosights: February 17, 2014 - Shroom takes embryos to new dimensions

During development, the planar polarized distribution of Rho kinase and Myosin II helps Drosophila germ-band cells...

Oct 1, 2012
biosights: October 1, 2012 - Cortical dynein puts the spindle in its place

The position of the mitotic spindle is controlled by the microtubule-based motor dynein and a ternary complex of the...

Aug 8, 2012
biosights: August 6, 2012 - Redistribution aids the pore

In animal cells, the nuclear lamina keeps nuclear pore complexes evenly distributed throughout the nuclear envelope....

Oct 3, 2011
Moesin keeps mitotic cells in shape

The ERM protein Moesin helps mitotic cells undergo a series of dramatic shape changes by linking the actin...

Aug 4, 2014
biosights: August 4, 2014 - Rok keeps its finger on the pulse of apical...

Early in Drosophila embryogenesis, contractile pulses of myosin assembly and disassembly constrict the apical domains...

Jul 16, 2013
biosights: July 8, 2013 - Vinculin delivers a clutch performance

At the leading edge of migrating cells, actin assembly and membrane protrusion are closely coupled with the formation...

Jun 12, 2012
T cell signaling goes with the flow

Activated T cell receptors stimulate actin polymerization at the periphery of the immunological synapses that form...

Dec 23, 2013
biosights: Decemeber 23, 2013 - Tumor cells WASH away the extracellular matrix

Tumor cells invade through extracellular matrices by forming actin-rich structures called invadopodia, which contain...

Sep 30, 2013
biosights: September 30, 2013 - The nodal network

In addition to specialized actin structures such as lamellipodia and stress fibers, cells are thought to contain a...

Jul 9, 2012
Asters help embryonic nuclei find their own space

In early Drosophila embryos, nuclei undergo rapid, synchronous divisions without being separated into individual...

Jan 28, 2013
biosights: January 21, 2013 - How cell shape changes unfold

Under certain conditions, cells form protrusions that oscillate rapidly around the cell periphery. Kapustina et al....

Jan 4, 2013
biosights: Decemeber 24, 2012 - Global sourcing for cytokinetic ring assembly

At the end of cytokinesis, the microtubule-rich midbody connecting the daughter cells is either shed into the...

Feb 21, 2013
biosights: February 18, 2013 - Erecting a myosin scaffold for cytokinesis

Cell division requires the coordinated action of proteins that promote actomyosin contraction, membrane trafficking,...