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… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Ca(2+) regulation of contraction in vertebrate striated muscle is exerted primarily through effects on the thin filament, which… (More)
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Review
1998
Review
1998
The actin cytoskeleton mediates a variety of essential biological functions in all eukaryotic cells. In addition to providing a… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Drosophila Enabled is required for proper formation of axonal structures and is genetically implicated in signaling pathways… (More)
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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… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
The dynamic behaviour of actin filaments has been directly observed in living, motile cells using fluorescence photoactivation… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Specific messenger RNAs (mRNAs) can be sequestered within distinct cellular locations, but little is known about how this is… (More)
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Review
1983
Review
1983
The hypothesis of a Ca2+-induced Ca2+ release (CICR) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is supported by experiments done in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1979
Highly Cited
1979
A protein with a molecular weight of 130,000 (130K protein) was extracted from chicken gizzard and purified to homogeneity by… (More)
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Highly Cited
1971
Highly Cited
1971
The role of microfilaments in generating cell locomotion has been investigated in glial cells migrating in vitro. Such cells are… (More)
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Highly Cited
1970
Highly Cited
1970
The motile tips of elongating axons consist of growth cones from which microspikes protrude. Cytochalasin B causes retraction of… (More)
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