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Dictyostelium discoideum Actin Binding Proteins

Dictyostelium has been an extremely useful tool in cell biology generally, but in the field of actin-binding proteins in particular.  Many of the ABPs now known to be present in human cells were first identified in this organism.

 

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References

Noegel, A. A., Leiting, B., Witke, W.,Gurniak, C., Harloff, C., Hartmann, H., Wiesmüller, E. & Schleicher, M. (1989). “Biological roles of actin-binding proteins in Dictyostelium discoideum examined using genetic techniques.” Cell Mot.Cytoskel. 14, 69-74.

Noegel, A. A. and M. Schleicher (1991). “Phenotypes of cells with cytoskeletal mutations.” Curr.Op.Cell Biol. 3, 18-26.

Noegel, A. A. and M. Schleicher (2000). “The actin cytoskeleton of Dictyostelium: a story told by mutants.” J.Cell Sci. 113, 759-766.

 

 
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