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Binding and Regulation of ADF/Cofilin by Polyphosphoinositides.

Many ABPs have been found to bind polyphosphoinositides (see ABPs & PIs) since the original observation that profilin bound phosphatidyl inositol 4,5-bisphosphate (Lassing & Lindberg, 1985). Cofilin was discovered to bind PIP2  (Yonezawa et al, 1990), as was actophorin from Acanthamoeba (Quirk et al, 1993), and plant ACs (Gungabissoon et al, 1998).  
References:-

Gungabissoon, R. A., Jiang, C.-J., DrÝbak, B. K., Maciver, S. K. & Hussey, P. J. (1998) Interaction of maize actin-depolymerising factor with actin and phosphoinositides and its inhibition of plant phospholipase C. Plant J. 16, 689-696.

Quirk, S. & Maciver, S. K. (1993) Primary structure of and studies on Acanthamoeba actophorin, Biochemistry. 32, 8525-8533.

Lassing, I. & Lindberg, U. (1985) Specific interaction between phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate and profilactin, Nature. 314, 472-474.

Yonezawa, N., Nishida, E., Iida, K., Yahara, I. & Sakai, H. (1990) Inhibition of the interactions of cofilin, destrin, and deoxyribonuclease-1 with actin by phosphoinositides, J. Biol. Chem. 265, 8382-8386.

Yonezawa, N., Homma, Y., Yahara, I., Sakai, H. & Nishida, E. (1991) A short sequence responsible for both phosphoinositide binding and actin binding activities of cofilin., J. Biol. Chem. 266, 17218-17221.

 
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