Actin: What it is and what it does in the cell


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  • hochgeladen 16. April 2020

International experts met in February 2020 at the University of Freiburg, Germany to discuss new insights in the variety of cellular functions of actin, one of the most abundant proteins inside cells.

This video features three experts in the field and gives short overview of the topics at the symposium: "Actin Assembly for Intracellular Functions".

Actin is one of the central building blocks for cellular life. Dynamic actin filaments define not only a cell's shape and contractility, but also many processes in space and time inside the cells and their components like mitochondria or the nucleus. The actin cytoskeleton fulfills a multitude of essential physiological functions. The meeting covered a range of topics from intracellular trafficking and motility, mitochondrial dynamics and fission to nuclear actin cytoskeletal functions and gene regulation. The symposium was organized by CIBSS member Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse and sponsored by CIBSS – CIBSS – Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies.

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Prof. Dr. Robert Grosse, University of Freiburg, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, CIBSS – Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies
Dr. Marion Jasnin, Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Henry Higgs, Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine, Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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