Mena protein MIT Department of Biology
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7.06 Cell Biology


The materials and information for this class can be found on Stellar.




Course Description

Biology of cells of higher organisms:
-- structure, function, and biosynthesis of cellular
   membranes and organelles;
-- cell growth and oncogenic transformation;
-- transport, receptors, and cell signaling;
-- the cytoskeleton, the extracellular matrix, and
   cell movements;
-- chromatin structure and RNA synthesis.
  • top photo credit:
    Dr. Frank Gertler lab

    The Mena protein (green) is concentrated at the ends of the actin cables (red) in focal adhesions, sites of bidirectional signaling between the extra-cellular matrix and the cyto-skeleton.(Cell 87:227-239)