Lab News and Items of Interest

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March 12, 2014

Movies added to Research section!

Traction forces generated by a neuron growing in cell culture: 

Traction forces generated by a growing neuron

Movie showing traction force dynamics     See recent our publication by Hyland et al for details.

  • In a collaboration with Len Kaczmarek’s lab at Yale School of Medicine, we have discovered a novel role for Arp2/3 dependent actin networks in regulation of voltage dependent ion channel gating kinetics.
  • Xiao Feng Zhang has discovered that Protein Kinase C activity can switch growth factor stimulated axon growth into retraction responses.