The nature of the globular- to fibrous-actin transition

@article{Oda2009TheNO,
  title={The nature of the globular- to fibrous-actin transition},
  author={Toshiro Oda and Mitsusada Iwasa and Tomoki Aihara and Yuichiro Ma{\'e}da and Akihiro Narita},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={457},
  pages={441-445}
}
Actin plays crucial parts in cell motility through a dynamic process driven by polymerization and depolymerization, that is, the globular (G) to fibrous (F) actin transition. Although our knowledge about the actin-based cellular functions and the molecules that regulate the G- to F-actin transition is growing, the structural aspects of the transition remain enigmatic. We created a model of F-actin using X-ray fibre diffraction intensities obtained from well oriented sols of rabbit skeletal… 

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