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Stress granules (SGs) and P-bodies (PBs) are related cytoplasmic structures harboring silenced mRNAs. SGs assemble transiently upon cellular stress, whereas PBs are constitutive and are further induced by stress. Both foci are highly dynamic, with messenger ribonucleoproteins (mRNPs) and proteins rapidly shuttling in and out. Here, we show that impairment(More)
Actin filaments that serve as "rails" for the myosin-based transport of membrane organelles [1-4] continuously turn over by concurrent growth and shortening at the opposite ends [5]. Although it is known that dynamics of actin filaments is essential for many of the actin cytoskeleton functions, the role of such dynamics in myosin-mediated organelle(More)
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