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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
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
2000
Review
2000
Ca(2+) regulation of contraction in vertebrate striated muscle is exerted primarily through effects on the thin filament, which… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
The actin cytoskeleton undergoes extensive remodeling during cell morphogenesis and motility. The small guanosine triphosphatase… 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
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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
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
Microtubules are long, proteinaceous filaments that perform structural functions in eukaryotic cells by defining cellular shape… Expand
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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
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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… Expand
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