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Without a raft

The spatial organization of signalling proteins in the cell membrane is often ascribed to lipid-based ‘rafts’. But single-molecule tracking reveals that such organization probably arises by protein–protein interactions.

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Figure 1: Clustering to signal.

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Nichols, B. Without a raft. Nature 436, 638–639 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/436638a

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