JCB's videos (77)


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Apr 14, 2014
biosights: April 14, 2014 - An actin lever flattens out the cell

The lamella is a broad, flat region that forms at the front of migrating cells and adheres to the underlying...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...