Physiology

  • Article |

    A polymeric protein complex consisting of a newly identified magnetoreceptor protein and known magnetoreception-related photoreceptor cryptochromes exhibits spontaneous alignment in magnetic fields.

    • Siying Qin
    • , Hang Yin
    •  & Can Xie
  • Article |

    Calcium-rich non-collagenous proteins in the extracellular matrix of bone are believed to be involved in the different steps of bone mineralization. It is now shown that in the absence of these proteins collagen can initiate and orient growing apatite crystals in vitro, and influence both their structural characteristics on the atomic scale and their larger-scale three-dimensional distribution in bone.

    • Yan Wang
    • , Thierry Azaïs
    •  & Nadine Nassif