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Extensile actomyosin?

  title={Extensile actomyosin?},
  author={Martin Lenz},
  • Martin Lenz
  • Published 2017
  • Physics, Biology
  • Living cells move thanks to assemblies of actin filaments and myosin motors that range from very organized striated muscle tissue to disordered intracellular bundles. The mechanisms powering these disordered structures are debated, and all models studied so far predict that they are contractile. We reexamine this prediction through a theoretical treatment of the interplay of three well-characterized internal dynamical processes in actomyosin bundles: actin treadmilling, the attachement… CONTINUE READING
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