Rocket-based motility: a universal mechanism?

Machesky, L. M. (1999) Rocket-based motility: a universal mechanism? Nature Cell Biology, 1(2), E29-E31. (doi: 10.1038/10020) (PMID:10559888)

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Abstract

Similarities between actin polymerization at the leading edges of motile mammalian cells and the motile actin tail of the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes are centred on the Arp2/3 complex. Eukaryotic cells use multiple pathways to modulate actin polymerization, while Listeria short-circuits these pathways to produce constitutive actin polymerization.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Machesky, Professor Laura
Authors: Machesky, L. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cancer Sciences
Journal Name:Nature Cell Biology
Publisher:Nature Research
ISSN:1465-7392
ISSN (Online):1476-4679

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