The actin slingshot.

@article{Plastino2005TheAS,
  title={The actin slingshot.},
  author={Julie Plastino and C{\'e}cile Sykes},
  journal={Current opinion in cell biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          62-6
        }
}
  • Julie Plastino, Cécile Sykes
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    Current opinion in cell…
    2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Actin polymerization generates the force that deforms the cell membrane, pulls the cell forward and propels endosomes and bacteria within the cell. The mechanism of force generation has been probed using experimental biomimetic systems where force generation and movement occur by the same actin-polymerization processes observed in cells. The advantage of such systems over living cells is that their physical properties can be changed, such as the size of the load, its composition and its… CONTINUE READING

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