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Dynacortin was originally discovered to be involved in cytokinesis of Dictyostelium amoebae through a genetic screen (Robinson & Spudich, 2000).  Dynacortin is now known to bind actin and to bundle actin filaments (Robinson et al, 2002).


Robinson, D. N. & J. A. Spudich (2000). Dynacortin, a genetic link between equatorial contractility and global shape control discovered by library complementation of a Dictyostelium discoideum cytokinesis mutant. J.Cell Biol. 150(4), 823-838.

Robinson, D. N., Ocon, S. S., Rock, R. S. & Spudich, J. A. (2002) Dynacortin is a novel actin bundling protein that localizes to dynamic actin structures. J.Biol.Chem. 277, 9088-9095.

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