JCB's videos (74)

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...

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...

Nov 25, 2013
biosights: November 25, 2013 - Caspases work as branch managers

When a growing axon nears its target, it arborizes, or branches, to form numerous synaptic connections. Campbell and...

Oct 28, 2013
biosights: October 28, 2013 - A framework for understanding muscle microtubules

The microtubules of skeletal muscle fibers are arranged into an orthogonal grid, but how this network is formed is...

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...

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...

Aug 6, 2013
biosights: August 5, 2013 - Epithelia restored by healing waves

Epithelial cells around the edge of a wound assemble an actomyosin cable that constricts to draw the wound closed,...

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 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...

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...

Apr 17, 2013
biosights: April 15, 2013 - Frog oocytes evade the checkpoint

Most dividing cells possess a spindle assembly checkpoint that prevents them from entering anaphase until all their...

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...

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,...

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....