Membrane trafficking at atomic resolution

Membrane trafficking at atomic resolution

Our body’s cells contain a dynamic system of membranes responsible for the transport of materials into, out of, and from place to place within each cell.

This careful balancing act is how cells maintain homeostasis; proteins and other materials are deftly ‘trafficked’ from place to place, wherever they’re needed, performing a host of chemical and mechanical functions.

The concentrations of materials in any one place needs to be finely controlled if the cell is to function properly.

Essential to these transport processes, says Associate Professor Brett Collins, are many different types of peripheral membrane proteins.

 

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A/Prof Brett Collins

Associate Professor Brett Collins

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