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The depletion attraction: an underappreciated force driving cellular organization.

Abstract:
Cellular structures are shaped by hydrogen and ionic bonds, plus van der Waals and hydrophobic forces. In cells crowded with macromolecules, a little-known and distinct force-the "depletion attraction"-also acts. We review evidence that this force assists in the assembly of a wide range of cellular structures, ranging from the cytoskeleton to chromatin loops and whole chromosomes.
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10.1083/jcb.200609066

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Pathology Dunn School
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Author
Journal:
The Journal of cell biology
Volume:
175
Issue:
5
Pages:
681-686
Publication date:
2006-12-05
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EISSN:
1540-8140
ISSN:
0021-9525
URN:
uuid:1e1484c3-a96d-48d9-bae1-fecd759c3e1a
Source identifiers:
10095
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pubs:10095

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