Confocal microscopy images of F-actin stained with Phalloidin showed that, in PEG 35 pretreated livers, filamentous actin associated with the membrane microfilamentous network and the pericanalicular band are kept preserved (Figure 5(a)).
Furthermore, confocal microscopy findings confirmed that PEG contributes to the regulation of endothelial cell barrier by rearranging the actin cytoskeleton.
Ueno, "Acceleration of actin polymerization and rapid microfilament reorganization in cultured hepatocytes by cyclochlorotin, a hepatotoxic cyclic peptide," Toxicon, vol.
Hepatocyte swelling leads to rapid decrease of the G-/total actin ratio and increases actin mRNA levels," FEBS Letters, vol.
The researchers have succeeded in detecting filament assembly of the parasite actin II proteins.
He said that they have discovered that Plasmodium actin filaments are very different from other actin filaments and now that they know the structural basis for this, we can look for ways to specifically interfere with the parasite cytoskeleton to the of this protein in the parasite in high detail.
terreus and Phaeosphaeria nodorum actins are thought to be evolutionarily the closest to the ancestral actins.
This study describes the isolation, cloning and phylogenetic studies of a partial sequence of actin gene from the fungus Trichoderma harzianum E-58, which was grown in Vogel's medium at 28oC and pH 5.
Keywords: Actin gene; Trichoderma harzianum; Cloning; E.
One of the intriguing properties of Gc-globulin is its ability to bind extracellular actin released by necrotic cell destruction into the circulation and, thus, to protect against disseminated intravascular coagulation induced by polymerized forms of actin (2).
Other clinical situations such as septic conditions have also been shown to be associated with low Gc-globulin concentrations and actin complexation (16), but the specific role of Gc-globulin has yet to be defined.
Actin participates in many protein-protein interactions, including self-association of actin to form F-actin.
Immunohistochemical staining was positive for both smooth muscle actin
and muscle-specific actin
(HHF-35), but negative for cytokeratin (figure 3).