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Curr Biol. 2008 Jul 22;18(14):R605-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.001.

Microtubule stabilization: formins assert their independence.

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Laboratory of Cell Structure and Signal Integration, Van Andel Research Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave., N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, USA.

Abstract

Mammalian Diaphanous-related (mDia) formins are well known for their actin nucleation and filament elongation activities. They have since emerged as microtubule-binding proteins, and a recent study shows that mDia2 stabilizes microtubules independently of its actin nucleation activity.

PMID:
18644336
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.001
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