Cytoplasmic structure and contractility: the solation--contraction coupling hypothesis.

  title={Cytoplasmic structure and contractility: the solation--contraction coupling hypothesis.},
  author={D. Lansing Taylor and Marcus Fechheimer},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={299 1095},
We have briefly described our studies of cytoskeletal and contractile elements in intact cells, in cell extracts, and in mixtures of purified proteins. Changes in the concentration of calcium and of protons have been found to modulate both gelation and contraction in all of these preparations. The distribution of calcium, protons and actin has been studied in intact amoeboid cells. Using these results, we have refined our working model of the relation of cytoskeletal and contractile proteins… CONTINUE READING
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