4,402 results found
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Apical targeting of the formin Diaphanous in Drosophila tubular epithelia

    Tal Rousso et al.
    Synergistic interactions with PI(4,5)P2 and activated Rho1, which are enriched at the apical membrane of tubular organs, facilitate tight apical targeting of the formin Diaphanous.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Gating mechanisms during actin filament elongation by formins

    Fikret Aydin et al.
    Formins slow elongation of actin filament by either sterically blocking the addition of actin subunits or flattening the helical twist of the filament end.
    1. Plant Biology

    Arabidopsis formin 2 regulates cell-to-cell trafficking by capping and stabilizing actin filaments at plasmodesmata

    Min Diao et al.
    Cytological and biochemical analyses reveal Arabidopsis formin 2 is involved in regulating PD permeability by anchoring actin filaments to PD and stabilizing them through actin filament barbed end capping activity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The Drosophila formin Fhos is a primary mediator of sarcomeric thin-filament array assembly

    Arkadi Shwartz et al.
    Actin is incorporated into the thin-filament arrays of skeletal muscle sarcomeres in discrete steps, and Fhos, the Drosophila homolog of FHOD-family formins, is an essential player in the process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Modulation of formin processivity by profilin and mechanical tension

    Luyan Cao et al.
    Profilin helps to maintain formin at the growing barbed end of an actin filament, while piconewton mechanical tension drastically enhances formin dissociation from the barbed end.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Formin-2 drives polymerisation of actin filaments enabling segregation of apicoplasts and cytokinesis in Plasmodium falciparum

    Johannes Felix Stortz et al.
    Formin-2 controls spatiotemporal polymerisation of actin filaments, a common mechanism used by apicomplexans for effective segregation of essential chloroplast-like organelles called apicoplasts, and additionally for daughter formation in Plasmodium falciparum.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The Caenorhabditis elegans protein SAS-5 forms large oligomeric assemblies critical for centriole formation

    Kacper B Rogala et al.
    SAS-5 forms oligomers, through a trimeric coiled coil and novel dimeric domain, that are necessary for centriolar localisation of SAS-5 and for centriole duplication.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Inverted formin 2 regulates intracellular trafficking, placentation, and pregnancy outcome

    Katherine Young Bezold Lamm et al.
    Loss of Inverted Formin-2 impairs intracellular trafficking and trophoblast invasion, resulting in maternal hypertension and intrauterine growth restriction, which represents a novel model of impaired placental invasion that encompasses critical aspects of the great obstetrical syndromes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Toxoplasma gondii F-actin forms an extensive filamentous network required for material exchange and parasite maturation

    Javier Periz et al.
    In contrast to current knowledge that predicts that apicomplexan actin is unconventional, use of Chromobodies demonstrate that Toxoplasma F-actin forms a long, stable, highly dynamic tubular network that is required for material transfer and parasite maturation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Bacterial actin MreB forms antiparallel double filaments

    Fusinita van den Ent et al.
    The prokaryotic actin homologue MreB forms antiparallel double filaments in vitro and in vivo, an architecture that is unprecedented among the actin family of proteins.

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