Geometrical Determinants of Neuronal Actin Waves

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Tomba, Caterina; Braïni, Céline; Bugnicourt, Ghislain; Cohen, Floriane; Friedrich, Benjamin M.; Gov, Nir S.; Villard, Catherine;
  • Publisher: Frontiers
  • Journal: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, volume 11 (issn: 1662-5102, eissn: 1662-5102)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00086, pmc: PMC5372798
  • Subject: modeling | Neuroscience | actin wave | polarization | Original Research | [PHYS]Physics [physics] | axon | micropatterns
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Neurons and Cognition | Quantitative Biology::Subcellular Processes | Quantitative Biology::Cell Behavior
    mesheuropmc: nervous system | macromolecular substances

Hippocampal neurons produce in their early stages of growth propagative, actin-rich dynamical structures called actin waves. The directional motion of actin waves from the soma to the tip of neuronal extensions has been associated with net forward growth, and ultimately... View more
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