A Systems-Biology Approach to Yeast Actin Cables

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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 736)


We focus on actin cables in yeast as a model system for understanding cytoskeletal organization and the workings of actin itself. In particular, we highlight quantitative approaches on the kinetics of actin-cable assembly and methods of measuring their morphology by image analysis. Actin cables described by these studies can span greater lengths than a thousand end-to-end actin-monomers. Because of this difference in length scales, control of the actin-cable system constitutes a junction between short-range interactions – among actin-monomers and nucleating, polymerization-facilitating, side-binding, severing, and cross-linking proteins – and the emergence of cell-scale physical form as embodied by the actin cables themselves.


Actin Filament Fission Yeast Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching Persistence Length Actin Structure 
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This work was supported by NIH Grant R21GM083928. We thank Nikola Ojkic, Matt Smith, and Jian-Qiu Wu for discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentSurya College of Education, Surya Research and Education (SURE) CenterTangerangIndonesia

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