Neuroscience and plant biology team up to explore endocytosis

Some research projects apply more than just one model organism. As many basic cell processes are quite similar across lifeforms, the exact effects of molecules can be compared in different organisms. One example is the multidisciplinary research carried out by the labs of Patrik Verstreken (VIB-KU Leuven) and Jenny Russinova (VIB-UGent). In plants, fruit flies and human cells, they discovered the mechanisms by which inhibitors of endocytosis disrupt energy metabolism.

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