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  • noun biochemistry Any of a family of proteins whose function is to fuse cell membranes

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  • The tests also showed too little atlastin led to a fragmented ER.

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  • Using a range of tests on purified proteins, live fruit flies and cell cultures, the research teams examined the effect of both an overabundance and a scarcity of atlastin on cell function and on fruit fly development.

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  • In the new study, Daga's and McNew's research teams used fruit flies to study how atlastin functions.

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  • Right side shows the effects of atlastin/RHD3 deficiency, with shortening of both and waviness of root hairs.

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