Paul Matsudaira

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Small amounts (7-250 pmol) of myoglobin, beta-lactoglobulin, and other proteins and peptides can be spotted or electroblotted onto polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) membranes, stained with Coomassie Blue, and sequenced directly. The membranes are not chemically activated or pretreated with Polybrene before usage. The average repetitive yields and initial(More)
110-kD-calmodulin, when immobilized on nitrocellulose-coated coverslips, translocates actin filaments at a maximal rate of 0.07-0.1 micron/s at 37 degrees C. Actin activates MgATPase activity greater than 40-fold, with a Km of 40 microM and Vmax of 0.86 s-1 (323 nmol/min/mg). The rate of motility mediated by 110-kD-calmodulin is dependent on temperature and(More)
Cell migration on 2D surfaces is governed by a balance between counteracting tractile and adhesion forces. Although biochemical factors such as adhesion receptor and ligand concentration and binding, signaling through cell adhesion complexes, and cytoskeletal structure assembly/disassembly have been studied in detail in a 2D context, the critical(More)
Podosomes are actin- and fimbrin-containing adhesions at the leading edge of macrophages. In cells transfected with beta-actin-ECFP and L-fimbrin-EYFP, quantitative four-dimensional microscopy of podosome assembly shows that new adhesions arise at the cell periphery by one of two mechanisms; de novo podosome assembly, or fission of a precursor podosome into(More)
Fimbrin, previously recognized as a major structural protein of the microfilament core bundles of intestinal epithelial cell microvilli, has been purified to homogeneity and characterized. It is a nearly globular monomeric protein of apparent molecular weight 68,000 and has a single calcium binding site (Kd = 9 microM), for which magnesium ions compete.(More)
Although computational models for cell migration on two-dimensional (2D) substrata have described how various molecular and cellular properties and physiochemical processes are integrated to accomplish cell locomotion, the same issues, along with certain new ones, might contribute differently to a model for migration within three-dimensional (3D) matrices.(More)
Using a new procedure that combines electron-density correlation with biochemical information, we have fitted the crystal structure of the N-terminal actin-binding domain of human T-fimbrin to helical reconstructions of fimbrin-decorated actin filaments. The map locates the N-terminal calcium-binding domain and identifies actin-binding site residues on the(More)
Actin bundles have profound effects on cellular shape, division, adhesion, motility, and signaling. Fimbrin belongs to a large family of actin-bundling proteins and is involved in the formation of tightly ordered cross-linked bundles in the brush border microvilli and in the stereocilia of inner ear hair cells. Polymorphism in these three-dimensional (3D)(More)