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Nature. 1990 Sep 6;347(6288):44-9.

Atomic model of the actin filament.

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Max-Planck-Institut für Medizinische Forschung, Abteilung Biophysik, Heidelberg, FRG.

Abstract

The F-actin filament has been constructed from the atomic structure of the actin monomer to fit the observed X-ray fibre diagram from oriented gels of F-actin. A unique orientation of the monomer with respect to the actin helix has been found. The main interactions are along the two-start helix with a contribution from a loop extending across the filament axis provided by the molecule in the adjacent strand. There are also contacts along the left-handed genetic helix.

PMID:
2395461
DOI:
10.1038/347044a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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