Monday 20 May 2024

New Video Posted: Understanding Actin Filaments: Structure, Function, and Dynamics

This is the second in a series of four videos on the cytoskeleton - Understanding Actin Filaments: Structure, Function, and Dynamics.

In this video, I look at actin filaments, an essential component of the cell's cytoskeleton. 

I examine their structure, the process of filament formation, and their diverse functions in various cellular processes. I also discuss different types of actin filament structures, including contractile bundles (loose packing with myosin-II), gel-like networks (e.g., filamin), dendritic networks of branched actin molecules, and tight parallel bundles (e.g., fimbrin).

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