Tag Archives: cell division

Novel biophysical assay reveals that bacterial cell wall maintaining proteins change interaction conformation based on activity

Bacterial infections are increasingly difficult to treat with antibiotics due to antibiotic resistance. Knowledge on how of bacteria multiply needs to be profoundly expanded as a requirement for the development of new methods for the discovery of

What is the connection between cell division and neurodegenerative disease?

Cell division is an important process in development, tissue repair and reproduction in a wide variety of animals. The purpose of cell division is to separate the genetic material, or DNA, into two newly forming daughter cells.

Super-resolution in live cells: Visualizing the molecular organization of the cell division machinery

We set out to elucidate the molecular organization of the proteins of the cytokinetic apparatus, an essential step to understanding the mechanism of cell division. Cytokinesis is best understood in the single cell model organism fission yeast.

New insights into the interaction of centrin with Sfi1

The Sfi1 protein is localized to the centrosome that is also called the spindle pole body in yeast. Thus, Sfi1 is involved in the centrosome behaviour. As a consequence of the DNA replication, the centrosome is also

How do bacteria divide and multiply?

Bacteria interact with our bodies every day, resulting in both positive and negative outcomes. We rely on the billions of beneficial bacteria in our microbiome to support our digestion and immunity. At the same time, pathogenic bacteria

A “TORgeted” way to heal the gut

Our intestine is critical for absorbing the dietary nutrients that we need to survive. It performs this function by producing, from pools of intestinal stem cells (ISCs), a constant stream of new cells (differentiated cells) that have

Genes regulating Wolbachia cell division

Bacterial infection underlies many devastating diseases, yet bacteria also play a central role in the maintenance of human health and well-being.  From aiding in host food digestion and limiting unfavorable bacterial growth to causing paralysis or even