Mechanics of the cellular actin cortex: From signalling to shape change.

@article{Kelkar2020MechanicsOT,
  title={Mechanics of the cellular actin cortex: From signalling to shape change.},
  author={M. Kelkar and P. Bohec and G. Charras},
  journal={Current opinion in cell biology},
  year={2020},
  volume={66},
  pages={
          69-78
        }
}
  • M. Kelkar, P. Bohec, G. Charras
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current opinion in cell biology
  • The actin cortex is a thin layer of actin, myosin and actin-binding proteins that underlies the membrane of most animal cells. It is highly dynamic and can undergo remodelling on timescales of tens of seconds, thanks to protein turnover and myosin-mediated contractions. The cortex enables cells to resist external mechanical stresses, controls cell shape and allows cells to exert forces on their neighbours. Thus, its mechanical properties are the key to its physiological function. Here, we give… CONTINUE READING
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