Cytoskeleton cross-talk during cell motility.

Small JV, Kaverina I, Krylyshkina O, Rottner K
FEBS Lett. 1999 452 (1-2): 96-9

PMID: 10376686 · DOI:10.1016/s0014-5793(99)00530-x

Cell crawling entails the co-ordinated creation and turnover of substrate contact sites that interface with the actin cytoskeleton. The initiation and maturation of contact sites involves signalling via the Rho family of small G proteins, whereas their turnover is under the additional influence of the microtubule cytoskeleton. By exerting relaxing effects on substrate contact assemblies in a site- and dose-specific manner, microtubules can promote both protrusion at the front and retraction at the rear, and thereby control cell polarity.

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Animals Cell Adhesion Cell Movement Cell Polarity Cytoskeleton Microtubules

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