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Curr Biol. 1999 Aug 26;9(16):R602-5.

Wound healing: The power of the purse string.

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Department of Cell Biology, University Program in Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA. d.kiehart@cellbio.duke.edu

Abstract

Recently, Xenopus oocytes have been shown to repair wounds using a contractile system composed of actin and myosin-II. The work underscores the importance of actin-based myosin-II contractility in cellular and supracellular 'purse strings' that function in diverse biological processes.

PMID:
10469588
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