November 15, 2011

Micro Rings Woven from Muscle Fibers

Scientists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen have created a simple model system to investigate the fundamental principles of so-called absorbing states. The system consists of merely three components: the muscle protein actin, motor proteins responsible for transport and movement in cells and fascin molecules that cross-link the actin fibers.  Credit: Chair of Cellular Biophysics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

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