Cutting through the Noise: The Mechanics of Intracellular Transport.

Developmental cell

PubMedID: 25158851

Stam S, Gardel ML. Cutting through the Noise: The Mechanics of Intracellular Transport. Dev Cell. 2014;30(4):365-366.
Intracellular transport of organelles and proteins is driven by multiple ATP-dependent processes. Recently in Cell, Guo et al. (2014) developed a technique, force-spectrum microscopy, to measure intracellular forces and demonstrate that large motion of cellular components can be produced by random ATP-dependent fluctuations within the cytoplasm.