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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1994 Feb;6(1):105-9.

Actin-bundling proteins.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1392.

Abstract

Recent studies have greatly expanded our understanding of actin-bundling proteins. A new group of actin-bundling proteins, the fascins, has been recognized. An actin-bundling protein inhibits actin depolymerization even under conditions in which it cannot produce a gel, which suggests that bundling proteins may affect actin filament dynamics. A villin-like protein is present in Dictyostelium, shedding doubt on current ideas on the evolution of villin. Domain mapping continues to be a major thrust of research into most groups of bundling proteins.

PMID:
8167015
DOI:
10.1016/0955-0674(94)90123-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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