How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations
June 13, 2019
by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]
Crossing Guard Found in Mitochondrial Membranes
June 3, 2019
This is no ordinary crossing guard. It also acts as a bouncer or cop when bad proteins try to clog up the channel.
Automatic Emergency Brake Found on Molecular Motor
May 22, 2019
In this article, guest writer Ross Anderson (PhD, biochemistry professor) discusses a new finding about how an ’emergency brake’ works in one of the most vital of all molecular machines, ATP synthase. First, he explains the molecular rotary motor and what it does. Review of “Extrinsic conditions influence the self-association and structure of IF1, the […]
Claim of New Antifreeze Gene by Natural Selection Melts Under Analysis
February 25, 2019
A biochemist examines imaginative claims about natural selection creating a new gene.