ESCRT Filaments as Spiral Springs.
- Author(s): Carlson, Lars-Anders
- Shen, Qing-Tao
- Pavlin, Mark Remec
- Hurley, James H
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2015.11.007
In a recent issue of Cell, Chiaruttini et al. (2015) reveal the mechanical properties of the mysterious spiral filaments formed by the yeast ESCRT-III protein Snf7. The spirals are shown to be springs whose bending drives membrane deformation and perhaps membrane scission.