Actin membrane binding
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 03 March 2020 08:02
Actin fibres are important for the shape, strength and movement of cells. They can bind to the cell membrane, providing it with support. However, exactly how they bind is unknown. Martini-based simulations (what else ?), supported by experiments, reveal how divalent ions can either enhance or suppress the binding strength dependent on lipid composition. For details, see: Schroer et al., PNAS, online.