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Microtubule. (info) (request)

Membrane tubulation

Membrane tubulation. (info) (request)


The molecular rubber band in muscle. (info) (request)

Sculpting membrane by BAR proteins

Proteins called BAR domains form lattices to sculpt cellular membranes into a variety of shapes, such as tubes. (info) (request)

Titin Z1Z2-Telethonin complex

Anchoring the elastic protein titin to ends of muscle fibers, telethonin serves as an anchor from which the complex can stretch against. (info) (request)

BAR domain

A single BAR domain generates local membrane curvature. (info) (request)

Sculpting membrane by BAR domains

Multiple BAR domains work collectively to produce global membrane curvature. (info) (request)

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