Compare and contrast actin filaments and microtubules.

  title={Compare and contrast actin filaments and microtubules.},
  author={Timothy J Mitchison},
  journal={Molecular biology of the cell},
  volume={3 12},
Many reviews have been written on the biochemistry and cell biology of actin filaments and microtubules individually (see Korn, 1982; Kirschner and Mitchison, 1986; Pollard, 1986a; Pollard and Cooper, 1986; Gelfand and Bershadsky, 1991; Caplow, 1992). Most labs work on one polymer or the other, which has led to something of a gulf between the actin and microtubule research fields. As a broad (and therefore dangerous) generalization, actin research over the last 10 y has focused on detailed… CONTINUE READING