The upright position of brush border-type microvilli depends on myosin filaments.

We have studied the correlation between the actomyosin organization and microvillar position in an epithelial cell line derived from the proximal pig kidney tubule (LLC-PK1). When grown on glass, these cells are approximately 5-6 microns in height and develop numerous microvilli that project from the dorsal membrane. A fairly homogeneous distribution of… CONTINUE READING