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Multivalent actin-binding proteins augment the variety of morphologies in actomyosin networks

  title={Multivalent actin-binding proteins augment the variety of morphologies in actomyosin networks},
  author={Yossi Eliaz and François J. N{\'e}d{\'e}lec and Greg Morrison and Herbert Levine and Margaret S. Cheung},
We study the role of multivalent actin-binding proteins in remodeling actomyosin networks, using a numerical model of semiflexible filaments. We find that the valency of actin-binding proteins greatly affects the organization of actomyosin networks. The rich variety of emergent architectures and morphologies inspired us to develop order parameters based on network theory, to quantitatively characterize the self-assembled organization in the simulated network. First, actin-binding proteins with… 


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