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Curr Opin Struct Biol. 2002 Dec;12(6):768-74.

Structure and function of the Arp2/3 complex.

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  • 1Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, PO Box 208103, New Haven, CT 06520-8103, USA. thomas.pollard@yale.edu


The Arp2/3 complex, a 220 kDa macromolecular assembly comprising two actin-related proteins and five other subunits, plays a key role in cellular motility by initiating the polymerization of new actin filaments. Crystal and cryo-electron microscopic structures of the Arp2/3 complex and branch junctions have clarified extensive biochemical data on the mechanism of this process.

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