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A lipid’s role in cell division

Nov. 10, 2017—Lipids in the plasma membrane regulate the position of the contractile ring that is required for cell division, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Chloride “switch” turns on membrane formation: study

May. 23, 2016—Chloride plays a key role in the formation of the basement membrane, a suprastructure on the outside of cells that undergirds and guides the function of most of the tissues of the body.

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Aging insights from budding yeast

Apr. 2, 2015—The proteins that control entry and exit from the cell nucleus influence aging, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Long-range signaling to stem cells

Oct. 9, 2014—The potential for long-range signaling factors – such as those identified in the current study – to regulate stem cell behaviors has implications in tumor progression and metastasis.

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Divvying up chromosomes

Dec. 16, 2011—Mitosis, or the separation of chromosomes during cell division, is driven by dynamic interactions between the kinetochore region on chromosomes and string-like structures called microtubules. A number of proteins, including the enzyme Cdk1, regulate these interactions, but it is unclear what kinetochore components such enzymes work upon. Kathy Gould, professor of cell and developmental biology,...

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