Proteins can record cellular history

Proteins can record cellular history

MIT researchers have developed a self-assembling protein that can store "cellular memory"

This method can help to understand critical processes related to processes, such as memory formation, response to drug treatment, and gene expression.

Studying the molecular mechanisms inside cells can provide important insights into their functions and how they contribute to organ function

 Many cell imaging techniques allow researchers to obtain snapshots of a single point in time, which can reduce understanding of the complex processes that occur within cells.

“Biological systems are often composed of a large number of different types of cells. To understand those kinds of biological systems, we need to observe physiological events over time in these large cell populations,”

Changyang Linghu