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Actin, structure and function in muscle and non-muscle cells

Actin, structure and function in muscle and non-muscle cells

proceedings of an international seminar, held in conjunction with the 12th International Congress of Biochemistry, at the University Sydney, 23-25 August 1982

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Published by Academic Press in Sydney, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Actin -- Congresses.

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    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Cristobal G. dos Remedios, Julian A. Barden.
    ContributionsDos Remedios, Cristobal G., Barden, Julian A., International Congress of Biochemistry (12th : 1982 : University of Sydney)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQP552.A27 A2 1983
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 336 p. :
    Number of Pages336
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3512928M
    ISBN 100122211804
    LC Control Number82073672

      Furthermore, Bmp2 controls the expression of the non-muscle myosin Va, promoting cellular migration (Zhang et al., ). Bmp2 signaling also regulates Prrx1 expression in lateral plate mesoderm, which in turn regulates the expression of Palladin, an actin-bundling protein (Ocaña et al., ). These signaling cascades, in which Bmp controls Cited by: 3. Non-muscle actin has been purified from human platelets. Each unit of platelets used in the preparation of non-muscle actin has been found to be non-reactive by an FDA approved test for HBsAg, HBcAb, HIV-1/2 ab, HIV-1 RNA, HTLV I/II ab, HCV ab, HCV RNA, and syphilis. Each unit of platelets has been ALT tested with results less than an.

      Changes in the organization and mechanical properties of the actin network within plant and animal cells are primary responses to cell signaling. These changes are suggested to be mediated through the regulation of G/F-actin equilibria, alterations in the amount and/or type of actin-binding proteins, the binding of myosin to F-actin, and the formation of myosin filaments associated with by:   The main feature of myofibroblasts is represented by an important contractile apparatus similar to that of smooth muscle (Gabbiani et al., ), and in particular by the neo-expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), the actin isoform typical of .

    The cortical microfilaments slide past each other with the help of non-muscle myosin, progressively pinching the cell until it divides into two new cells. To test whether these 10 nm ‘microfilaments’ were in fact actin, intact myosin monomers or S1 myosin head fragments were placed atop electron micrographs of many different cell types. Mural cells of the vascular system include vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and pericytes whose role is to stabilize and/or provide contractility to blood vessels. One of the earliest markers of mural cell development in vertebrates is α smooth muscle actin (acta2; αsma), which is expressed by pericytes and SMCs. In vivo models of vascular mural cell development in zebrafish are currently.


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Actin, structure and function in muscle and non-muscle cells Download PDF EPUB FB2

Using our discussion of actin and myosin interactions in muscle cells as background, we now examine the function of actin-myosin structures in nonmuscle cells.

At first, scientists thought that most cell movements were caused by a contractile mechanism similar to the sliding of actin and myosin filaments in muscle cells. This idea was based on several properties of at least some nonmuscle Cited by: 2.

Get this from a library. Actin, structure and function in muscle and non-muscle cells: proceedings of an international seminar, held in conjunction with the 12th International Congress of Biochemistry, at the University Sydney, August [Cristobal G Dos Remedios; Julian A Barden;].

Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form is found in essentially all eukaryotic cells (the only known exception being nematode sperm), where it may be present at a concentration of over μM; its mass is roughly kDa, with a diameter of 4 to 7 nm.

An actin protein is the monomeric subunit of two types of filaments in cells: microfilaments, one InterPro: IPR In neuroblastoma cells both antibodies gave prominent staining of growth cones and microspikes.

The observation that the distribution of myosin parallels that of actin in non-muscle cells argues strongly in favour of a functional interaction between the two molecules in the generation of contractile activity in nonmuscle by: Actin.

Actin is a highly conserved protein with the six mammalian isoforms encoded by six different genes, α-skeletal, α-cardiac, α-smooth, γ-smooth, and two ubiquitously expressed cytoplasmic (non-muscle) isoforms, β-cytoplasmic and γ-cytoplasmic (33).

Actin purified from mouse fibroblasts by sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis was used as antigen to obtain an antibody in rabbits. The elicited antibody was shown to be specific for actin as judged by immunodiffusion and complement fixation against partially purified mouse fibroblast structure and function in muscle and non-muscle cells book and highly purified chicken muscle by:   Tropomyosin is the archetypal-coiled coil, yet studies of its structure and function have proven it to be a dynamic regulator of actin filament function in muscle and non-muscle cells.

Here we review aspects of its structure that deviate from canonical leucine zipper coiled coils that allow tropomyosin to bind to actin, regulate myosin, and Cited by: Actin, a polypetide of amino acid residues, is an ATP-binding protein that, in addition to contraction of muscle cells, in non-muscle cells controls the shape and the spatial organization of the cells, the cell movement, endo- and exocytosis, vesicle transport, cell contact, and mitosis.

Microfilaments, which are the major structure of the. Myosin II filaments form ordered superstructures in both cross-striated muscle and non-muscle cells. In cross-striated muscle, myosin II (thick) filaments, actin (thin) filaments and elastic titin.

2 strands: α-helical polymers composed of the monomer protein actin a. 50% G monomer b. 50% F monomer 2. 6 isoforms: α-vascular, cardiac, skeletal, γ-enteric and 2 non-muscle β and γ. Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals. Muscle cells contain protein filaments of actin and myosin that slide past one another, producing a contraction that changes both the length and the shape of the cell.

Muscles function to produce force and are primarily responsible for maintaining and changing posture, locomotion, as well as movement of internal organs, such as the MeSH: D   What non-muscle cells used in the testis, to carry sperm up and out and is located in the seminiferous tubules to help contract considering their lack of muscle in cell walls maintain structure and function of a sarcomere by regulating the optimal actin-myosin interaction, by attaching/binding filaments to each-other and to Z disc, and.

Tropomyosins are proteins that interact with actin thin filaments to help regulate their roles in movement, both in muscle cells and non-muscle cells (Figure ). Tropomyosins interact to form head-to-toe dimers and perch along the α-helical groove of an actin filament.

In this special issue the papers and reviews address different aspects of the actin-myosin interaction in muscle as studied by a plethora of complementary techniques. The present overview provides a brief and elementary introduction to muscle structure and function and the techniques used to study it.

forms in non-muscle cells), cardiac muscle a-actin, skeletal muscle a -actin, and smooth muscle a - and c -actins (Tondeleir et al. ; Vandekerckhove and Weber ). Molecular motors & actin: muscle and non-muscle - Flashcards.

Flashcard Deck Information. Class: BIOL - Biology III: Cell Structure And Function. In muscle, actin filaments serve as tracks for force generation by myosin motors. Non-muscle cells contain similar force-generating assemblages of actin Author: Henry Higgs. cardiac actin, R and T smooth muscle isoactins, and S and T non-muscle (Vandekerckhove and Weber, ).

Muscle actins are tissue specific, whereas S and T non-muscle actins, which are encoded by ACTB and ACTG1 genes respectively, are ubiquitously present in almost all cell types and are essential for cell survival (Harborth et al., ).

L~ Kathy Ruppel, Ken Niebling and JeffFiner for their help and comments on the first draft. I am also grateful for discussions with and comments from Dr Neil Miliar, Professor Bob Simmons, Dr Roger Cooke, Dr Tosbio Yanagida, Dr John Kendrick-Jones, Dr Rob Cross, Dr Ian Trayer, Dr John Sparrow, Dr Michael Geeves, Dr Bernhard Brennerand Dr Peter K.

night. The actin cytoskeleton is now known to act as a target for signaling information, as well as acting as a transducer of signals. In the following sections we briefly review some of the progress made in understanding how the actin cytoskeleton participates in the Cited by:.

This volume intends to provide a comprehensive overview on the mecha­ nisms of muscle contraction and non-muscle cell motility at the molecu­ lar and cellular level, not only for investigators in these fields but also for general readers interested in these topics.

A most attractive feature of.If actin filaments and myosin filaments are organised together in a bundle, they can generate a contractile force.

This is noticed most commonly in muscle contraction, but is also occurs in contractile bundles of actin filaments and myosin-II filaments that assemble transiently in non muscle cells.In non-muscle cells, actin filaments are very dynamic and regulated by an array of proteins that interact with actin filaments and/or monomeric actin.

Interestingly, in non-muscle cells the barbed ends of the filaments are the predominant assembly place, whereas in muscle cells actin dynamics was reported to predominate at the pointed ends of.