Mechanical Forces Play Major Role in Regulating Cells, Georgia Tech and Emory University Study
3/20/2013 7:01:32 AM
Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that mechanical forces can control the depolymerization of actin, a critical protein that provides the major force-bearing structure in the cytoskeletons of cells. The research suggests that forces applied both externally and internally may play a much larger role than previously believed in regulating a range of processes inside cells.
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