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From physics to physiology at the membrane–motor interface

Force-generating motor proteins usually assemble on lipid membranes inside cells. We argue that it is important to consider this membrane as a dynamic entity that responds to cellular and metabolic demands in a manner that harnesses the force from motors to control pathogen degradation, cancer metastasis, lipid homeostasis and possibly other functions relevant to health and physiology.

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Mallik, R. From physics to physiology at the membrane–motor interface. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 21, 61–62 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41580-019-0189-0

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