The Cell Migration Consortium-Nature Gateway has made its monthly update available. Select news, highlights and references include…
- Membrane blebbing: Go with the flow
Myosin contraction and cytoplasmic flow power the formation of bleb-like protrusions in primordial germ cells.
- Actin dynamics and membrane traffic: A coordinated effort
An interaction between the exocyst and an Arp2/3 subunit regulates the actin cytoskeleton at the leading edge.
- Contract and move
Endosomes generate Rho–ROCK–MLC2-based contractile signals that promote adhesion dissasembly and cell motility.
- SIMS for membranes
By combining two imaging methods researchers are able to investigate membrane complexity and lipid distribution at high spatial resolution.
Also on there are additional links to articles of interest – all good articles that I wish I had more time to devote to.