Study on cell structure may lead to targeted drugs
from Laboratory Equipment
Researchers are studying how components of cell structure function in order to determine viable ways to use them for fighting such ailments as cancer, Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Researchers did computational studies to compare the mechanical properties of two alternative models of the assembly of rope-like polymers called microtubules, a component of cell cytoskeletons. The researchers' objectives are to learn how microtubules are regulated and how they assemble and disassemble.
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