Microvillus assembly. Not actin alone

Curr Biol. 1995 Jun 1;5(6):591-3. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00117-5.

Abstract

Transfection studies provide supporting evidence for the proposed role of villin and fimbrin in bundling the core actin filaments of microvilli.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Actin Cytoskeleton / metabolism*
  • Actins / metabolism*
  • Animals
  • Carcinoma / pathology
  • Carrier Proteins / physiology*
  • Cell Line
  • Chickens
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Humans
  • Kidney
  • Membrane Glycoproteins / physiology*
  • Microfilament Proteins / physiology*
  • Microvilli / metabolism*
  • Microvilli / ultrastructure
  • Phosphoproteins / physiology
  • Swine
  • Tumor Cells, Cultured

Substances

  • Actins
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • Membrane Glycoproteins
  • Microfilament Proteins
  • Phosphoproteins
  • ezrin
  • plastin
  • villin