actin

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one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split

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If this were an art show, viewers would be struck by the otherworldy beauty and dumbstruck by the subjects: for instance, filamentous actin and microtubules in mouse fibroblasts.
Torsten Wittmann The Scripps Research Institute La Jolla, California, USA Filamentous actin and microtubules (structural proteins) in mouse fibroblasts (cells) (1000x) Fluorescence 2nd Prize Dr.
Once the microbe has escaped from the vacuole, it quickly becomes coated with filamentous actin and ultimately forms an actin tail at one pole of the bacterium (Figure 3A) (46,47).