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For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin.
(Science Daily - News, )

Muscle function depends on a highly organized array of actin and myosin filaments.
(Nature Communications, )

Rho kinases regulate the actin cytoskeleton by controlling stress fibre formation.
(Nature Communications, )

During early platelet spreading a novel F-actin structure forms, called the actin nodule.
(Nature Communications, )

Rong Li tells us about the discovery of the seven-subunit actin nucleator Arp2/3 complex.
(Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, )

Adipocyte differentiation is accompanied by large scale changes in the actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Communications, )

Alfred Nordheim discusses how actin dynamics regulate the transcriptional activity of SRF.
(Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, )

In vitro, intracellular offspring can attach to mouse and human host cells and recruit actin.
(Nature, )

Arp2/3 complex nucleates branched actin filaments, and is inactive in the absense of activators.
(Nature Communications, )

Asymmetric spindle positioning in female mouse meiosis depends on the assembly of actin networks.
(Nature Communications, )

The formation of lipid domains in eukaryotic cells is controlled by the cortical actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Communications, )

The roles of Coronin, Cofilin and AIP1 in promoting actin disassembly have not been well understood.
(Nature Communications, )

Secretory vesicles must cross a dense cortical actin network to dock and fuse with the plasma membrane.
(Nature Communications, )

Capping protein regulates actin filament dynamics by binding to barbed ends and preventing their growth.
(Nature Communications, )

The actin regulator CapZIP has been shown to regulate ciliogenesis in a phosphorylation-dependent manner.
(Nature Communications, )

Synapsins anchor synaptic vesicles (SVs) to the actin cytoskeleton to establish the reserve vesicle pool.
(Nature Communications, )

Destabilizing the actin cytoskeleton induces the formation of primary cilia, but the mechanism is unknown.
(Nature Communications, )

Metaphase cells preferentially promote actin cable assembly through cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1) activity.
(Nature Communications, )

Goode and colleagues report that Twinfilin and Srv2 cooperate to accelerate depolymerization of actin filaments.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

Formins promote the polymerization of actin filaments at barbed ends and capping protein prevents polymerization.
(Nature Communications, )

Animal cells harbor three types of cytoskeletal elements: actin filaments, intermediate filaments and microtubules.
(Science Daily - News, )

Talin is a mechanosensing cytoplasmic adaptor that links integrin cell adhesion receptors to the actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Communications, )

At sites of cell adhesion to the matrix, integrins are coupled to the actin cytoskeleton through proteins such as talin.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

This reduces actin turnover to decrease the mobility of cadherin molecules and increase their concentration at junctions.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

In striated muscle fibres, the binding of myosin motors to actin filaments is mainly regulated by tropomyosin and troponin.
(Nature, )

Cells grown on a stiff substrate are stimulated through physical cues to spread, create actin stress fibres and proliferate.
(Nature Communications, )

This illustrates how diverse pathologies may converge downstream of spine actin disturbances to drive psychomotor behaviors.
(Nature Neuroscience, )

Here the authors show that the complex functions to control spindle positioning through regulation of the actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Communications, )

Pan et al. present a strategy for constructing cell-permeable probes and use it to image actin filament dynamics and lysosomes.
(Nature Communications, )

Furthermore, we demonstrate that endoA2, dynamin and actin contribute in parallel to the scission of Shiga-toxin-induced tubules.
(Nature, )

The cytokinetic ring consists of actin and myosin, but their organisation prior to and during constriction has not been observed.
(Nature Communications, )

Dynamin is a large GTPase with roles in membrane fission during clathrin-mediated endocytosis, in actin dynamics and in cytokinesis.
(Nature Protocols, )

Bis-T-23 targets actin polymerization to improve renal morphology and function in several mouse models of kidney injury and disease.
(Nature Medicine, )

Integrins and talin are parts of a ‘molecular clutch’ that mechanically links the actin cytoskeleton to the extracellular matrix.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

Cristino et al. show that miR-932 targets actin mRNA in trained honeybees, and that loss of miR-932 impairs long-term memory formation.
(Nature Communications, )

Integrin-based focal adhesions integrate biochemical and biomechanical signals from the extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

Forces required to power these changes are generated by non-muscle myosin II (MyoII) motor proteins pulling filamentous actin (F-actin).
(Nature, )

Leiomodins and Tropomodulins are related, but have different functions; actin filament nucleation and pointed end capping, respectively.
(Nature Communications, )

Chloride intracellular channel (CLIC) 4 is an ion channel, localized in the cytoplasm, and first identified as an actin binding protein.
(Nature Communications, )

With the help of many other proteins, actin molecules polymerize to form filaments that give rise to structures of many different shapes.
(Science Daily - News, )

FMNL formins polymerize actin filaments to generate cellular protrusions such as lamellipodia and filopodia at the leading edge of a cell.
(Nature Communications, )

Research now shows that, equally important, heat shock also boosts a protein that stabilizes actin, the building block of the cytoskeleton.
(Science Daily - News, )

Viaud et al. show that PtdIns5P regulates actin dynamics and invasiveness by recruiting and activating the Rac-GTPase exchange factor Tiam1.
(Nature Communications, )

The mechanosensitive proteins talin and vinculin mediate the linkage between integrin-bound extracellular matrix and the actin cytoskeleton.
(Nature Communications, )

The actin filaments have a polarity, with a plus and minus end, reflecting their natural tendency to gain or lose subunits when not stabilized.
(Science Daily - News, )

Here the authors identify fimbrin as one of the main metaphase Cdk1 targets for cell cycle regulation of actin cable assembly in budding yeast.
(Nature Communications, )

A simple system for studying self-organization in biology comprises driven actin filaments, thought to interact primarily via binary collisions.
(Nature Physics, )

Here, using a SILAC-based quantitative proteomic approach, the authors discover six new AKT1 substrates, including the actin regulator cortactin.
(Nature Communications, )

Here Mak et al. use a Brownian dynamics model that reveals actin turnover dynamics as a key regulatory mechanism controlling cytoskeletal states.
(Nature Communications, )

The negatively charged amino (N) terminus of actin interacts with a conserved basic motif in loop 2 of myosin, promoting cleft closure in myosin.
(Nature, )

Centrosomes can nucleate not only microtubules but also actin filaments, in a process dependent on the actin-related protein 2/3 complex and WASH.
(Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, )

Here the authors reveal that ACF7 is phosphorylated by Src/FAK, and this regulates actin binding and focal adhesion dynamics in vitro and in vivo.
(Nature Communications, )

The spectraplakin protein ACF7 binds to actin at focal adhesions and targets microtubule plus ends to focal adhesions, promoting their disassembly.
(Nature Communications, )

Here, the authors identify cingulin as a FIP-5 interacting protein, recruiting the Rac1-WAVE/Scar complex to the AMIS and branched actin formation.
(Nature Communications, )

Autophagy is a catabolic process whereby cellular components are degraded by the autophagosome, but the role of the actin cytoskeleton is not clear.
(Nature Communications, )

Mi et al. show that CapZ regulates autophagosomal membrane shaping by controlling the assembly of an actin scaffold in the autophagosomal precursor.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

The small molecule Bis-T-23 targets actin polymerization to improve renal morphology and function in several mouse models of kidney injury and disease.
(Nature Medicine, )

The heptameric Arp2/3 complex generates branched actin filament networks that drive lamellipodium protrusion, vesicle trafficking and pathogen motility.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

The interaction of myosin with actin filaments is the central feature of muscle contraction and cargo movement along actin filaments of the cytoskeleton.
(Nature, )

Here, the authors visualize the shear-induced conformational transition of actin filaments as a model system to study cell formation in cytoplasmic flows.
(Nature Communications, )

Filamentous actin (F-actin) is the major protein of muscle thin filaments, and actin microfilaments are the main component of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton.
(Nature, )

Retracted neurites and disorganized actin filaments are major components of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles—hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease.
(Nature Communications, )

Formins promote actin filament polymerization and capping protein blocks polymerization; both proteins are thought to exclude each other from barbed ends.
(Nature Communications, )

It is now shown that actin polymerization inside the forming autophagosome is a driving force for the expansion and assembly of a functional autophagosome.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

Here the authors show, using live imaging, that lamellopodia on the follicle cells are required for this rotation and alignment of contractile actin bundles.
(Nature Communications, )

Capping protein (CP) binds the fast growing barbed end of the actin filament and regulates actin assembly by blocking the addition and loss of actin subunits.
(Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, )

The leading edge of migrating cells contains activated integrins associated with growing actin filaments that form ‘sticky fingers’ to guide cell migration.
(Nature Communications, )

Dysregulation of the actin cytoskeleton in glomerular podocytes plays a key part in the development of proteinuria associated with chronic kidney diseases (CKDs).
(Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, )

New research suggests a complex dance between actin filaments and aggregating proteins is key to the molecular machinery that forms and stores long-term memories.
(Science Daily - News, )

Here Lim et al. identify the actin-capping protein tropomodulin 3 as a novel Akt2 effector that remodels cortical actin to help facilitate GLUT4 membrane insertion.
(Nature Communications, )

Here the authors show that miR-34/449 also regulate the assembly of an apical actin network necessary for basal body anchoring by regulating the expression of R-Ras.
(Nature Communications, )

Phosphatidylinositol 5-phosphate (PtdIns5P) is known to induce actin depolymerisation and cell migration; however, the mechanisms by which this occurs remain unclear.
(Nature Communications, )

Here, Nakamura et al . design a FRET probe in the actin crosslinking protein filamin A and show that it unfolds under force only in newly protruding regions of the cell.
(Nature Communications, )

An actin filament coat promotes cargo expulsion from large exocytosing vesicles, but the mechanisms of coat formation and force generation have been poorly characterized.
(Nature Cell Biology, )

Jacquier et al . show that the actin homologue MreB is recruited to the division site in Waddlia and that this depends on synthesis of the peptidoglycan precursor lipid II.
(Nature Communications, )

Here, Chou et al. knockout CLIC4 in mice and observe tubulogenesis and renal proximal tubule dilation defects, which is caused by irregular actin and endosomal trafficking.
(Nature Communications, )

Here, Kim et al. show that activity of the transcriptional coactivators YAP/TAZ is regulated by actin remodelling factors, and YAP/TAZ activity correlates with ciliogenesis.
(Nature Communications, )

Freeman et al . show that innate microbial cues sensitize B cells to antigen by increasing actin dynamics and reducing the actin-dependent confinement of the B-cell receptor.
(Nature Communications, )

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