Cutting through the noise: the mechanics of intracellular transport. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Intracellular transport of organelles and proteins is driven by multiple ATP-dependent processes. Recently in Cell, Guo et al. (2014) developed a technique, force-spectrum microscopy, to measure intracellular forces and demonstrate that large motion of cellular components can be produced by random ATP-dependent fluctuations within the cytoplasm.

publication date

  • August 25, 2014