Characterization of sea urchin unconventional myosins and analysis of their patterns of expression during early embryogenesis.

@article{Sirotkin2000CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of sea urchin unconventional myosins and analysis of their patterns of expression during early embryogenesis.},
  author={V. N. Sirotkin and Stefan Seipel and Mira Krendel and Edward M. Bonder},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          111-26
        }
}
Early sea urchin development requires a dynamic reorganization of both the actin cytoskeleton and cytoskeletal interactions with cellular membranes. These events may involve the activities of multiple members of the superfamily of myosin motor proteins. Using RT-PCR with degenerate myosin primers, we identified 11 myosin mRNAs expressed in unfertilized eggs and coelomocytes of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Seven of these sea urchin myosins belonged to myosin classes Igamma, II… CONTINUE READING
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