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Curr Biol. 2011 Jan 11;21(1):R27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.041.

Actin motility: formin a SCAry tail.

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Laboratory of Cell Structure & Signal Integration, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA. Art.Alberts@vai.org

Abstract

A new biochemical analysis has revealed that the Rickettsia bacterial protein Sca2--recently shown to be essential for virulence and actin-dependent motility--assembles actin filaments using a mechanism that functionally resembles the processive elongation tactics used by formins.

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21215933
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.041
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