Actin-based Motility

Cellular, Molecular and Physical Aspects

Editors: Carlier, Marie-France (Ed.)

  • Covers insights coming from the various disciplines (cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics and theoretical modelling) that have contributed, in the past ten years, in understanding actin-based motility
  • The application of the latest scientific techniques in the unraveling of cell motility
  • A comprehensive understanding of actin-based cell motility
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This book presents the cellular, molecular and physical aspects of force and movement by the self-assembly of actin, one of the most abundant proteins found in cells, into cytoskeletal filaments. « Actin-based motile processes » are responsible for a large variety of motile activities such as chemotactic locomotion, embryonic and metastatic cell migration, wound healing, eukaryotic cytokinesis and bacterial plasmid segregation, endocytic and phagocytic activities, as well as morphogenetic processes including, axis patterning in early embryos, axonal growth in brain development, and the immune response and synaptic plasticity processes at the origin of learning and memory. The book describes how the recently undertaken multidisciplinary and multiscale approaches have explored the molecular and physical mechanisms at the origin of force and movement produced by actin self-assembly. The chosen topics show how advances have been made in the field of cell motility due to the progress in live cell imaging, light microscopy, improved resolution in the structure of large protein assemblies, the biochemical analysis and mathematical modeling of actin assembly dynamics and the development of nanotechnologies enabling us to measure forces in the range of pico- to nano-newtons produced by actin assemblies.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Elementary Cellular Processes Driven by Actin Assembly: Lamellipodia and Filopodia

    Small, J. Victor (et al.)

    Pages 3-33

  • Coupling Membrane Dynamics to Actin Polymerization

    Suetsugu, Shiro (et al.)

    Pages 35-57

  • Endocytic Control of Actin-based Motility

    Disanza, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 59-84

  • Actin in Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis

    Kaksonen, Marko

    Pages 85-101

  • Actin Cytoskeleton and the Dynamics of Immunological Synapse

    Mayya, Viveka (et al.)

    Pages 103-124

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9640-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Actin-based Motility
Book Subtitle
Cellular, Molecular and Physical Aspects
Editors
  • Marie-France Carlier
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9301-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9301-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9300-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9640-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 435
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