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Cell shape: Taking the heat

Kunda, P; Rohn, JL; Baum, B; (2008) Cell shape: Taking the heat. CURR BIOL , 18 (11) R470 - R472. 10.1016/j.cub.2008.04.032.

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Abstract

Preservation of cell architecture under physically stressful conditions is a basic requirement for many biological processes and is critical for mechanosensory systems built to translate subtle changes in cell shape into changes in organism behaviour. A new study reveals how an extracellular protein -Spam-helps mechanosensory organs in the fruit fly to withstand the effects of the water loss that accompanies heat shock.

Type: Article
Title: Cell shape: Taking the heat
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.04.032
Keywords: TRP CHANNELS, ACTIVATION, YEAST
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Medicine (Division of) > Clinical Physiology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/67834
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