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J Cell Biol. 2016 Mar 28;212(7):763-6. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201512019. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

Amplification of actin polymerization forces.

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Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany.

Abstract

The actin cytoskeleton drives many essential processes in vivo, using molecular motors and actin assembly as force generators. We discuss here the propagation of forces caused by actin polymerization, highlighting simple configurations where the force developed by the network can exceed the sum of the polymerization forces from all filaments.

PMID:
27002174
PMCID:
PMC4810308
DOI:
10.1083/jcb.201512019
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