Abstract

Prion formation and propagation involve the nucleation and growth of protein-based supramolecular assemblies. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Khan et al. (2018) report novel methods that enable quantitative, high-throughput analyses of nucleation of supramolecular assemblies by prion-forming proteins in living cells. Their approaches turn living cells into veritable test tubes for biophysical investigations. Prion formation and propagation involve the nucleation and growth of protein-based supramolecular assemblies. In this issue of Molecular Cell, Khan et al. (2018) report novel methods that enable quantitative, high-throughput analyses of nucleation of supramolecular assemblies by prion-forming proteins in living cells. Their approaches turn living cells into veritable test tubes for biophysical investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular cell
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2018

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