Using a new procedure that combines electron-density correlation with biochemical information, we have fitted the crystal structure of the N- terminal actin-binding domain of human T-fimbrin to helical reconstructions of fimbrin-decorated actin filaments. The map locates the N-terminal calcium- binding domain and identifies actin-binding site residues on the two calponin-homology domains of fimbrin. Based on this map, we propose a model of a fimbrin crosslink in an actin bundle and its regulation by calcium.
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- Structural Biology