Publishing in Cell Reports, scientists have used powerful microscopy techniques to learn more about how structures in the cell interact with one another. The team was able to record cell behavior at nanometer resolution, imaging 266 frames per second.
The cell cytoskeleton is made up of a network of filaments, some of which are microtubules, that give the cell its shape and move cargo around, among other things. The scientists were able to visualize how the cytoskeleton dynamically interacted with organelles with their tools.
They were also able to learn more about the behavior of an organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), which aids in the synthesis of proteins. The video shows the interactions between microtubules, in green, and the ER, in pink.
Source: Cell Reports