Press release | Cytoskeleton
Researchers from the CEA, CNRS and UJF highlight a new role for the centrosome, central organelle of the cell attached to its nucleus: the assembly of actin filaments, cytoskeletal elements, cell skeleton. The centrosome was previously known for his involvement in the assembly of another element of the cytoskeleton: the microtubules. This discovery is described in
Nature Cell Biology 14 December 2015.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.