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Structure, assembly, and dynamics of actin filaments in situ and in vitro

Schoenenberger, C. A. and Steinmetz, M. O. and Stoffler, D. and Mandinova, A. and Aebi, U.. (1999) Structure, assembly, and dynamics of actin filaments in situ and in vitro. Microscopy research and technique, Vol. 47, H. 1. pp. 38-50.

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Abstract

Actin, though highly conserved, exhibits a myriad of diverse functions, most of which ultimately depend on its intrinsic ability to rapidly assemble and disassemble filamentous structures. Many organisms synthesize multiple actin isoforms even within the same cell. Tissue-specific expression patterns and tight developmental regulation as well as a high conservation across species emphasize the functional importance of isoforms. The detailed knowledge of the structure, assembly, and dynamic behavior of actin provides important pieces in solving the puzzle of how the different isoforms can be so versatile despite their extremely high sequence identity.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Structural Biology (Schoenenberger)
UniBasel Contributors:Schoenenberger, Cora-Ann
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Wiley-Liss
ISSN:1059-910X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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