Geometry-induced protein pattern formation.

  title={Geometry-induced protein pattern formation.},
  author={Dominik Thalmeier and Jacob Halatek and Erwin Frey},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={113 3},
Protein patterns are known to adapt to cell shape and serve as spatial templates that choreograph downstream processes like cell polarity or cell division. However, how can pattern-forming proteins sense and respond to the geometry of a cell, and what mechanistic principles underlie pattern formation? Current models invoke mechanisms based on dynamic… CONTINUE READING