Regulating cellular actin assembly.


Cellular actin assembly is tightly regulated. The study of pathogen motility has led to the identification of several cellular factors that are critical for controlling this process. Pathogens such as Listeria require Ena/VASP and Arp2/3 proteins to translate actin polymerization into movement. Recent work has extended these observations and uncovered some similarities and surprising differences in the way cells and pathogens utilize the actin cytoskeleton.

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@article{Bear2001RegulatingCA, title={Regulating cellular actin assembly.}, author={James E Bear and Malgorzata Krause and Frank B. Gertler}, journal={Current opinion in cell biology}, year={2001}, volume={13 2}, pages={158-66} }