Centriole distal appendages are an important protein complex in cells essential for growing primary cilia.

Dr. Jung-Chi Liao and the post-doctoral Dr. Tony Yang from the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences at Academia Sinica use superresolution microscopy not only to map the detailed molecular architecture, but also to identify the previous unexplored region, the distal appendage matrix, between the nine blade structures.

This work is published in Nature Communications in May 22, 2018.