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U of I Biophysicists Measure Mechanism That Determines Fate of Living Cells


May 23, 2013

ligand molecules tethered by DNA strands For the first time, biophysicists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have measured the molecular force required to mechanically transmit function-regulating signals within a cell. A new laboratory method, called the tension gauge tether approach, has made it possible to detect and measure the mechanics of the single-molecule interaction by which human cell receptors are activated. Full Story

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