Rajaa Paterski-Boujemaa

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Actin-filament bundles (or cables) have a structural role during cell division and morphogenesis, but also serve as important "tracks" for the transport of materials during cytokinesis and polarized cell growth. However, the dynamic formation of these longitudinal actin-filament higher-order structures is not understood. Recently, several lines of evidence(More)
Actin is one of the main components of the architecture of cells. Actin filaments form different polymer networks with versatile mechanical properties that depend on their spatial organization and the presence of cross-linkers. Here, we investigate the mechanical properties of actin bundles in the absence of cross-linkers. Bundles are polymerized from the(More)
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