How protein droplets cause hereditary disease
Research report (imported) 2022 - Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics
The cell, like many of its components, consists of small vesicles with a fatty envelope. Molecules can move around freely inside these envelopes. But there are other complex structures that are not strictly bounded from their environment. They can change dynamically and are made of a large number of different molecules. These molecular condensates play an important role in gene regulation and disease.