Results about: cilia

Connections between the cell cycle, centrosomes and cilia are gaining attention in biomedicine

A conference organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation brings together leading international researchers devoted to two cell organelles that play key roles in health and disease.

Cancer and certain developmental disorders are characterised by impaired activity of these complex cell structures and defects in cell cycle control.

Key protein in sperm tail assembly identified

The study, published in The Journal of Cell Biology, focuses on the development of the sperm tail, the structure that enables sperm cells to swim and is therefore critical for male fertility.
 

Key protein in cilia assembly identified

The study, published in Current Biology, focuses on cilia, the cellular structures that by sensing chemicals and mechanical forces allow for smelling, hearing, and many other essential functions.