20 Nov 2019
Synapses – specialized structures in neurons – allow these nerve cells to communicate with one another. In the synapse, one neuron emits chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, and an apposed...
Type: Press release
19 Nov 2019
The single-molecule fluorescence microscope station that Kusumi and his team developed to study AMPA receptor turnover in cultured cells.
Type: Photo
18 Nov 2019
In the membrane outside the synapse, the AMPA receptor subunit concentrations are low; subunits mainly exist as individuals or form pairs. Within the synapse, the AMPA receptor subunit concentrations...
Type: Photo
18 Nov 2019
Dr. Taka Tsunoyama, a co-author of the paper, analyzes data at the single-molecule imaging station using the software he developed to study the formation and disintegration of AMPA receptors.
Type: Photo
3 Apr 2018
The microscope built by the Membrane Cooperativity Unit for live-cell single fluorescent-molecule imaging.
Type: Photo
3 Apr 2018
What do ballet and cell biology have in common? Perhaps more than you might think. Every cell in your body is enclosed by a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer that separates the cell’s contents from its...
Type: Press release
3 Apr 2018
A schematic showing the organization of proteins at a focal adhesion. Integrins link the internal skeleton of the cell (the elongated beaded-cord-like structure in black and white) to molecules in...
Type: Photo
3 Apr 2018
Taka-aki Tsunoyama sits at the microscope cockpit, where he controls the single-molecule imaging station and observes protein ballet.
Type: Photo
12 May 2016
OIST welcomes new Professor Akihiro Kusumi, who heads the Membrane Cooperativity Unit. Kusumi has joined OIST as an adjunct professor while retaining his...
Type: News Article
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