Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Electroporation revisited: from a test tube to the living cell
Alex, Amal; Maffini, Stefano; Musacchio, Andrea
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Dortmund
SummaryCell division requires the coordinated activities of multiple cellular components, such as the kinetochore. This large protein assembly connects chromosomes to the mitotic spindle apparatus and thereby enables their movement. Understanding cell division requires a multidisciplinary approach in which the function of kinetochore components is studied either individually, in a test tube, or inside the living cells. To overtake the challenges of integrating these two approaches, we developed a method to study cell division, or other cellular processes, by directly delivering proteins into cells.