Beyond Stereospecificity: Liquids and Mesoscale Organization of Cytoplasm

Anthony A. Hyman, Clifford P. Brangwynne

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Abstract

The cytoplasm is not a homogenous solution but instead consists of large dynamic assemblies that arise from transient molecular interactions. Some of these structures have been shown to represent liquid droplets of concentrated protein and RNA. Liquid phase separation of cytoplasm may be a fundamental principle of cytoplasmic organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-16
Number of pages3
JournalDevelopmental cell
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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