A model for actin polymerization and the kinetic effects of ATP hydrolysis.

@article{Pantaloni1985AMF,
  title={A model for actin polymerization and the kinetic effects of ATP hydrolysis.},
  author={Dominique Pantaloni and T LabsMurray Hill and M F Carlier and Edward D. Korn},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1985},
  volume={82 21},
  pages={7207-11}
}
A model for actin polymerization is proposed in which the rate of elongation of actin filaments depends on whether adenosine 5'-triphosphate or adenosine 5'-diphosphate is bound to the two terminal subunits of the filament. This model accounts quantitatively for the experimental data on the kinetics of filament elongation and explains the effect of ATP hydrolysis on actin polymerization.