Actin‐Associated proteins in Dictyostelium discoideum

Elizabeth J. Luna, John S. Condeelis

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The cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum is becoming the premier system for the explication of the biochemical and cellular events that occur during motile processes. Proteins associated with the actin cytoskeleton, in particular, appear to play key roles in cellular responses to many external stimuli. This review summarizes our present understanding of the actin‐associated proteins in Dictyostelium, including their in vitro activities and their structural and/or functional analogues in mammalian cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-332
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Genetics
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1990


  • Cellular slime molds
  • actin‐binding proteins
  • cytoskeleton
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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