The life cycle of actin patches in mating yeast.

  title={The life cycle of actin patches in mating yeast.},
  author={Milton G. Smith and S. Ranga Swamy and Liza A Pon},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={114 Pt 8},
Actin patches are core components of the yeast actin cytoskeleton that undergo redistribution during establishment of cell polarity. Using 4D imaging, we observe the life cycle of actin patches in living yeast for the first time. We observe assembly of actin patches at sites of polarized growth, and disassembly of actin patches concomitant with movement away from those sites. The total lifetime of an actin patch is 10.9+/-4.2 seconds. These findings indicate that actin patches are labile… CONTINUE READING
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