Cell 'bones' mystery solved with supercomputers -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Cell 'bones' mystery solved with supercomputers

27.01.2021

Image: some bunches of coloured material looking like clouds; Copyright: Vilmos Zsolnay, University of Chicago

Supercomputer simulations have helped solve a decades-old mystery of how actin filaments polymerize, or chain together. Space-filling model from molecular dynamics simulation showing actin filament barbed end (blue) and pointed end (red).

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Image: Laboratory technician in a white coat and glasses holding up a test tube - a blue graphic with chimical symbols and signs is laid over it; Copyright: PantherMedia / mikkolem