Researchers Have Discovered A New Cell Structure
Published:01 Nov.2018    Source:Nanowerk
A new structure in human cells has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden in collaboration with colleagues in the UK. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division.

The cells in a tissue are surrounded by a net-like structure called the extracellular matrix. To attach itself to the matrix the cells have receptor molecules on their surfaces, which control the assembly of large protein complexes inside them.