Water and the cytoskeleton.

  title={Water and the cytoskeleton.},
  author={Jean François Leterrier},
  journal={Cellular and molecular biology},
  volume={47 5},
The diffusion of intracellular fluid and solutes is mainly limited by the density and the geometry of crossbridges between cytoskeletal polymers mediating the formation of an integrated cytoplasmic scaffold. Evidence for specific relationships between water and cytoskeletal polymers arises from the effect of heavy water on their polymerization process in vitro and on the cytoskeleton of living cells. The hydration of cytoskeletal subunits is modified through polymerization, a mechanism which… CONTINUE READING
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