How does the cell aspirate its own membrane inwards?

A collaboration between LPTMS and the biochemistry department of the University of Geneva sheds new light on endocytosis, a biological process localized at the cell membrane that results in the formation of transport compartments required for exchanges with the outside world. This study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Clathrin-1

A cage constituted of the protein clathrin engulfs the membrane during endocytosis

 

 

See also CNRS news item (in French)

Ref.: M. Saleem, S. Morlot, A. Hohendahl, J. Manzi, M. Lenz, and A. Roux, Nat. Commun. 6, (2015).