Shaping Fission Yeast Cells by Rerouting Actin-Based Transport on Microtubules

@article{Presti2011ShapingFY,
  title={Shaping Fission Yeast Cells by Rerouting Actin-Based Transport on Microtubules},
  author={Libera Lo Presti and Sophie G. Martin},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={2064-2069}
}
Kinesins and myosins transport cargos to specific locations along microtubules and actin filaments, respectively. The relative contribution of the two transport systems for cell polarization varies extensively in different cell types, with some cells relying exclusively on actin-based transport while others mainly use microtubules. Using fission yeast, we asked whether one transport system can substitute for the other. In this organism, microtubules and actin cables both contribute to polarized… CONTINUE READING
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