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a microscopic network of actin filaments and microtubules in the cytoplasm of many living cells that gives the cell shape and coherence

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Previous studies had shown that when this bacterium injects Map into cells, they respond by flexing their cytoskeletons, the internal fibers that set a cell's shape and move around its contents.
Closer examination of the virus-induced changes at the subcellular surfaces of the infected cells, by using the hard tapping mode under the atomic force microscope, showed the involvement of the cell cytoskeleton at late infection.
Many researchers believe the answer lies in a biochemical connection between integrins and the cytoskeleton, the network of proteins that gives a cell its shape.
Sophisticated but preliminary computer simulations of the cytoskeleton's fluctuating architecture suggest that real cytoskeletons may be able to process, respond to adapt to molecular inputs the way the simulated ones appear to do, Rasmussen says.
Topics discussed include cytoskeletons and vascular systems, hepatic erythropoiesis, interaction of erythropoiesis, egg laying and iron metabolism, blood diseases and hormone regulation.