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Not Going with the Flow: How Cells Adapt Internal Physics

Published inCell, vol. 183, no. 6, p. 1462-1463
Publication date2020-12
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Defining the principles underlying the organization of biomolecules within cells is a key challenge of current cell biology research. Persson et al. now identify a powerful layer of regulation that allows cells to decouple diffusion from temperature by modulating their intracellular viscosity. This so-called viscoadaptation is mediated through trehalose and glycogen activities, which alter diffusion dynamics and self-assembly propensity inside the cell globally.

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GARCIA-SEISDEDOS, Hector, HEIDENREICH, Meta, LEVY, Emmanuel. Not Going with the Flow: How Cells Adapt Internal Physics. In: Cell, 2020, vol. 183, n° 6, p. 1462–1463. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.11.021
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