Expansion and concatenation of nonmuscle myosin IIA filaments drive cellular contractile system formation during interphase and mitosis

  title={Expansion and concatenation of nonmuscle myosin IIA filaments drive cellular contractile system formation during interphase and mitosis},
  author={Aidan M. Fenix and Nilay Taneja and Carmen A. Buttler and John R. Lewis and Schuyler B. van Engelenburg and Ryoma Ohi and Dylan T Burnette},
  journal={Molecular Biology of the Cell},
  pages={1465 - 1478}
Stacks of nonmuscle myosin IIA filaments form by the expansion of single filaments and concatenation of multiple filaments. Expansion is the dominant mechanism and is characterized by distinct structural steps. It is dependent on both motor activity and actin filament concentration. Expansion and catenation occur in both crawling and dividing cells. 

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