ESCRT Filaments as Spiral Springs
- Author(s): Carlson, LA
- Shen, QT
- Pavlin, MR
- Hurley, JH
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2015.11.007
© 2015 Elsevier Inc. 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.
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