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Action of ‘molecular bouncers’ captured at model of nuclear membrane

January 30, 2018

DNA is packaged tightly within the cell’s nuclear membranes, which contain channels that regulate the transit of macromolecules governing all of life’s functions. Yale University researchers have built a nanoscale replica of this channel and have visualized the interaction of proteins that act as “molecular bouncers,” controlling access to the channel’s 40-nanometer entrance.

Submitted by Emily Dering on February 05, 2018