Actin-related proteins

Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 1999;15:341-63. doi: 10.1146/annurev.cellbio.15.1.341.


Actin-related proteins (Arps) participate in a diverse array of cellular processes. They modulate assembly of conventional actin, contribute to microtubule-based motility catalyzed by dynein, and serve as integral components of large protein complexes required for gene expression. We highlight here recent work aimed at understanding the roles played by Arps in each of these processes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Actin-Related Protein 2
  • Actin-Related Protein 3
  • Actins*
  • Animals
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins*
  • Humans
  • Microfilament Proteins*
  • Phylogeny
  • src Homology Domains*


  • ACTR2 protein, human
  • ACTR3 protein, human
  • ACTRT1 protein, human
  • Actin-Related Protein 2
  • Actin-Related Protein 3
  • Actins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • DBNL protein, human
  • Microfilament Proteins