Acetylation at the N-terminus of actin strengthens weak interaction between actin and myosin.

The N-terminus of all actins so far studied is acetylated. Although the pathways of acetylation have been well studied, its functional importance has been unclear. A negative charge cluster in the actin N-terminal region is shown to be important for the function of actomyosin. Acetylation at the N-terminus removes a positive charge and increases the amount… CONTINUE READING