Ion channels are pore-forming proteins that allow the passage of ions from one side of the membrane to the other and are at the heart of many biological processes including nerve activity and muscle contraction. Discover the latest research on ion channels here.
Bacterial transport proteins facilitate active and passive transport of small molecules and solutes across the bacterial membrane. Here is the latest research.
Basement membranes are thin, specialized extracellular matrices surrounding most tissues in all metazoans. Here is the latest research on basement membranes.
The blood brain barrier is a border that separates blood from cerebrospinal fluid. Discover the latest search on this highly selective semipermeable membrane here.
The blood brain barrier (BBB) is comprised of endothelial cells that regulate the influx and outflux of plasma concentrations. Lab-on-a-chip devices allow scientists to model diseases and mechanisms such as the passage of therapeutic antibodies across the BBB. Discover the latest research on BBB chips here.
Caveolins are small proteins with a hairpin loop conformation that are located in the plasma membrane of various cell types where they bind cholesterol and interact with receptors essential for several signal transduction pathways. Here is the latest research.
Lipids are essential in many biological functions, including membrane structure, energy storage, and cell signaling. Find the latest research on the cell biology of lipids here.
Membrane trafficking is the process through which macromolecules and other cargo are distributed throughout cell, released from the cell, or taken into the cell from extracellular space. Here is the latest research on mechanisms that regulate membrane trafficking.
This feed focuses on cytochromes, including cytochrome C and the cytochromes P450 (CYP) enzyme system, and their involvement in the activation and inactivation of drugs.
Dynamin GTPases are proteins that are responsible for endocytosis in cells, as well as division of organelles, cytokinesis, and pathogen resistance. Discover the latest research on dynamin GTPases here.
Several protein complexes are present on the ER membrane that facilitates the protein translocation across and into the ER where folding can occur. Discover the latest research on ER Membrane: Protein Translocation here.