Actin by Peter SheterlineActin by Peter Sheterline


byPeter Sheterline, Jon Clayton, John C. Sparrow

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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Actins are a highly conserved family of proteins found in virtually all eukaryotic cells. They have prolific roles in cell motility - from the contraction of striated muscle to the movement of organelles within cells, and are known to interact with a diverse number of proteins families frommyosins to gelsolins. This up-to-date edition gives a comprehensive account of actin sequence, mutation and structure as well as providing insight into ligand-binding sites and drug and toxin binding. Illustrated throughout, this modern text also contains an extensive bibliography for theinterested reader.
Peter Sheterline is at University of Liverpool. Jon Clayton is at EMBL.
Title:ActinFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198504632

ISBN - 13:9780198504634

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Table of Contents

IntroductionBiological characteristics of actinFunctional properties of actinActin structureThe actin sequenceMolecular genetic manipulation of actinActin structureCovalent derivation sitesPost-translational sitesPost-translational modificaiton sitesProteolytic cleavage sitesLigand-binding sitesCation-binding sitesNucleotide-binding sitesSelf-association sitesActin-binding-protein sitesDrug and toxin bindingAcknowledgementsBibliographyProtein Sequence Alignments