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Curr Biol. 2002 Jan 8;12(1):R6-8.

Cell polarity: following formin function.

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Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Edinburgh, Swann Building, Mayfield Road, EH9 3JR, Edinburgh, UK. ken.sawin@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Mutation of a novel fission yeast formin, for3p, leads to marked changes in both the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton, as well as a surprising asymmetric pattern of cell growth. At the same time, new work in budding yeast implicates formins directly in actin filament assembly.

PMID:
11790314
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00637-6
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