A new protein that gels F actin in the cell cortex of Dictyostelium discoideum

John Coudeelis, Jaffrey Salisbury, Keigi Fujiwara

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Abstract

It is thought that the dense actin filament networks found in the cortex of many cell types1-4 might account for the gelled consistency of the cortex5 and the exclusion of other organelles from this region of the cytoplasm6-8. We now demonstrate that a new actin-binding protein from Dictyostelium that gels actin in vitro is concentrated in the cell cortex, suggesting that this protein, in association with actin, accounts for the gel-like properties of this region of the cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-162
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume292
Issue number5819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981

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