Protein droplets help cells respond to osmotic stress

Authors Laurel Oldach
Published November 9, 2022
Source View at C&EN News

Liquid-liquid phase separation can occur when drops or layers of one liquid, like oil, form alongside another liquid, like water. It has been widely observed within cells, where proteins can condense out of the cytoplasm despite being evenly mixed at first. Whether these protein globules have a function has been hotly debated…

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