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Microfilaments

Known as: Actin Microfilaments, Cytoskeleton, Actin, Filaments, Actin 
A filamentous structure formed of a two-stranded helical polymer of the protein actin and associated proteins. Actin filaments are a major component… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Live imaging of the actin cytoskeleton is crucial for the study of many fundamental biological processes, but current approaches… Expand
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Review
2003
Review
2003
The actin cytoskeleton is a complex structure that performs a wide range of cellular functions. In 2001, significant advances… Expand
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Review
2003
Review
2003
Motile cells extend a leading edge by assembling a branched network of actin filaments that produces physical force as the… Expand
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Review
1998
Review
1998
  • A. Hall
  • Science
  • 1998
  • Corpus ID: 22339786
The actin cytoskeleton mediates a variety of essential biological functions in all eukaryotic cells. In addition to providing a… Expand
Review
1996
Review
1996
Focal adhesions are sites of tight adhesion to the underlying extracellular matrix developed by cells in culture. They provided a… Expand
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
A new in vitro assay using a feedback enhanced laser trap system allows direct measurement of force and displacement that results… Expand
Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
The function of rac, a ras-related GTP-binding protein, was investigated in fibroblasts by microinjection. In confluent serum… Expand
Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
The dynamic behaviour of actin filaments has been directly observed in living, motile cells using fluorescence photoactivation… Expand
Review
1987
Review
1987
  • J. Cooper
  • The Journal of cell biology
  • 1987
  • Corpus ID: 2476956
C YTOCHALASINS and phalloidins are two groups of small, naturally occurring organic molecules that bind to actin and alter its… Expand
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Highly Cited
1971
Highly Cited
1971
In our opinion, all of the phenomena that are inhibited by cytochalasin can be thought of as resulting from contractile activity… Expand