Cytoskeletal Chirality

Swirling Cells Tell Left from Right

Alex Mogilner, Ben Fogelson

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Abstract

Summary A new study reports that dynamic actin fibers in cells on circular islands self-organize into a swirling counter-clockwise pattern and describes a basic cytoskeletal mechanism for the establishment of left-right asymmetry that is based on myosin contraction and twisting of the formin-actin filament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11982
Pages (from-to)R501-R503
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2015

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Myosins
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Actin Cytoskeleton
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stereoisomerism

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Cytoskeletal Chirality : Swirling Cells Tell Left from Right. / Mogilner, Alex; Fogelson, Ben.

In: Current Biology, Vol. 25, No. 12, 11982, 15.06.2015, p. R501-R503.

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Mogilner, Alex ; Fogelson, Ben. / Cytoskeletal Chirality : Swirling Cells Tell Left from Right. In: Current Biology. 2015 ; Vol. 25, No. 12. pp. R501-R503.
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