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The mechanism by which cells control directional persistence during migration is a major question. However, the common index measuring directional persistence, namely the ratio of displacement to trajectory length, is biased, particularly by cell speed. An unbiased method is to calculate direction autocorrelation as a function of time. This function depends(More)
Branched actin networks generated by the Arp2/3 complex provide the driving force for leading edge protrusion in migrating cells. We recently identified Arpin, a protein that inhibits the Arp2/3 complex in lamellipodia. Arpin is activated by the small GTPase Rac, which triggers lamellipodium formation, and thus Arpin renders protrusions unstable. A(More)
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