Latest Tropomodulin Stories
A network of proteins underlying the plasma membrane keeps epithelial cells in shape and maintains their orderly hexagonal packing in the mouse lens, say Nowak et al. The study will appear in the September 21, 2009 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology (online September 14).
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that a protein called leiomodin (Lmod) promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein called actin. Whatâ€™s more, Lmod directs the assembly of actin to form the pumping unit of the heart. The findings appear in this weekâ€™s issue of Science.
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