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Violet and blue light halt bacterial growth

Najjar et al. demonstrate that bacterial cell growth can be stopped by standard violet (405 nm) and blue light (CFP) (445-457 nm), but is largely unaffected by green light (YFP).  

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PGRMC1 phosphorylation status

Michael Cahill and colleagues show that altering PGRMC1 phosphorylation status exerts pleiotropic effects.


  1. Authors: Mandana Mohyeddin Bonab, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Fatemeh Talebian, Syed Hamid Ghaffari, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh and Behrouz Nikbin

    Content type: Research article

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BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, formerly known as BMC Cell Biology, is an open access journal that considers articles on all aspects of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell and molecular biology, including structural and functional cell biology, DNA and RNA in a cellular context and biochemistry, as well as research using both the experimental and theoretical aspects of physics to study biological processes and investigations into the structure of biological macromolecules.

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