Example sentences for: actin-binding

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  • The fusion protein was then cleaved with thrombin (Calbiochem, San Diego, CA) to yield the actin-binding domain of α-actinin and the GST carrier.

  • The morphology of these trichomes is similar to that observed in a 'distorted' class of mutants, suggesting that at least some of the affected genes are likely to code for proteins involved in actin organization/dynamics (for example myosins, actin-depolymerizing factors, actin-binding proteins).

  • α-Actinin is an actin-binding cytoskeletal protein present in a variety of cells [ 1 ] and in focal adhesion sites where cells adhere to the substrate [ 2 ] . There is biochemical [ 3 ] and histologic [ 4 ] evidence that focal adhesion complexes, containing α-actinin and other footpad material, are left behind as a result of normal movement of cells [ 2 ] , perhaps at increased rates when neutrophils and monocytes move into inflammatory tissue.

  • In this report, both the active product of urokinase degradation of α-actinin formed in vivo [ 6 ] and the active recombinant actin-binding domain, which are of similar molecular masses, will be referred to as mactinin.

  • As described previously [ 6 ] , a pGEX2 vector, encoding the actin-binding domain, residues 2-269 of chicken smooth muscle α-actinin, fused with the carboxy terminus of glutathione S-transferase (GST) with an engineered thrombin cleavage site, was kindly provided by Dr DR Critchley of the University of Leicester, UK.


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