bims-fascar Biomed News
on Phase separation and cellular architecture
Issue of 2020‒01‒26
one paper selected by
Victoria Yan
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics


  1. Curr Biol. 2020 Jan 20. pii: S0960-9822(19)31530-1. [Epub ahead of print]30(2): R83-R86
    Citi S.
      Two recent studies report that ZO proteins, the main scaffolding proteins of tight junctions, undergo liquid phase separation. This new concept provides understanding at the mechanistic level of how tight junctions are formed and how they participate in mechanochemical signaling in early development.
    DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.11.060