Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Actin

Actin is a family of globular multi-functional proteins that form microfilaments. [1]

388 relations: Acetyl group, Acid, ACTA2, ACTC1, ACTG1, ACTG2, Actin remodeling, Actin, alpha 1, Actin-binding protein, Actinin, Action potential, Active matter, Active site, Adenosine diphosphate, Adenosine triphosphate, Adenylyl cyclase, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Algae, Alkaloid, Allele, Alternation of generations, Alternative splicing, Amanita phalloides, Amino acid, Amoeba, Amyloidosis, Anastomosis, Animal, Antibiotic, Antibody, Aorta, Aortic aneurysm, Apoptosis, Arabidopsis thaliana, Archaea, Arginine, Arp2/3 complex, Aspartic acid, ATPase, Atrium (heart), Atrophy, Axon, Ångström, Bacteria, Base (chemistry), Beta barrel, Beta hairpin, Beta sheet, Beta-actin, Biochemistry, ..., Biofilm, Biomolecular structure, Biopolymer, Biopsy, Brain, Brownian motion, Brunó Ferenc Straub, Burkholderia pseudomallei, C-terminus, Cadherin, Calcium, Calcium in biology, Calmodulin, Calpain, Cancer, Candida albicans, CAP1, CapZ, Cardiac muscle, Catalysis, Catenin, Cell (biology), Cell adhesion, Cell cortex, Cell cycle, Cell division, Cell junction, Cell membrane, Cell migration, Cell nucleus, Cell polarity, Cell signaling, Cell wall, Central core disease, Central nervous system, Chaperone (protein), Chemical bond, Chemical substance, Chemotherapy, Chirality, Chloroplast, Chromosome, Chromosome 12, Cilium, Cirrhosis, Cisplatin, Coevolution, Cofilin, Congenital myopathy, Conserved sequence, Coronary artery disease, Covalent bond, Cryogenic electron microscopy, Crystal, Cysteine, Cytochalasin, Cytochalasin D, Cytokinesis, Cytoplasm, Cytoskeleton, Cytosol, Degenerative disease, Denaturation (biochemistry), Dendrite, Deoxyribonuclease I, Developmental biology, Dextrorotation and levorotation, Dicotyledon, Dictyostelium, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Dimer (chemistry), Disease, Dissociation constant, DNA, DNA microarray, Domain (biology), Dominance (genetics), Dynamic instability, Dystonia, Ear, Electric charge, Electron affinity, Electron microscope, Embryogenesis, Embutido, Ena/Vasp homology proteins, Endocytosis, Energy, Enzyme, Enzyme kinetics, Eosinophilic, Epigenetics, Epithelium, Eukaryote, European rabbit, Evolution, Exon, Experiment, Extraction (chemistry), Face, Fibroblast, Filopodia, Fimbrin, Five prime untranslated region, Food technology, Formins, FtsZ, Fungus, Gastrointestinal tract, Gelsolin, Gene, Gene expression, Gene family, Genome, GLI1, Globular protein, Glutamic acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Golgi apparatus, GroEL, Hearing loss, Heart, Helix, Hemangiopericytoma, Hepatocyte, Hexokinase, Histidine, Histone, HIV, Homology (biology), Host (biology), Hsp70, Human, Hungary, Hydrolysis, Hyperplasia, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Immune system, Immunoprecipitation, In vitro, In vivo, Infection, Inositol phosphate, Intermediate filament, Intron, Ion, Isoelectric point, Jellyfish, Kidney, Lab-on-a-chip, Laboratory, Lamellipodium, Latrunculin, Listeria monocytogenes, Locus (genetics), Lysine, Magnesium, Mammal, MAPK/ERK pathway, Messenger RNA, Metabolism, Methylation, Microfilament, Microorganism, Microtubule, Mitosis, Model organism, Molar concentration, Molecular biology, Molecular mass, Molecular modelling, Molecular motor, Molecule, Monomer, Morphogenesis, Motility, Motor protein, Moyamoya disease, MreB, Multicellular organism, Muridae, Muscle, Muscle contraction, Mutation, Mycobacterium marinum, Myelin, MYO1C, Myocyte, Myofibril, Myopathy, Myosin, N-terminus, Nanometre, Nanotechnology, Nemaline myopathy, Nematode, Neocortex, Neoplasm, Nervous system, Neuron, Neutrophil, Non-covalent interactions, Noncompaction cardiomyopathy, Nuclear pore, Nucleation, Nucleic acid sequence, Nucleophile, Nucleotide, Organ of Corti, Organelle, Oxygen, P53, Paracrystalline, Pathogen, Pathogenesis, Pathognomonicity, Peptide, PH, Phagocytosis, Phalloidin, Phallotoxin, Phenotype, Phenylalanine, Phosducin, Phosphate, Phospholipase D, Phylogenetics, Physiology, Plasmid, Platelet, Polymer, Prefoldin, Profilin, Programmed cell death, Prokaryote, Proline, Promoter (genetics), Protein, Protein Data Bank, Protein domain, Protein family, Protein folding, Protein isoform, Protein primary structure, Protein secondary structure, Protein structure, Protein subunit, Protein tertiary structure, Protein–protein interaction, Pseudogene, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, PyMOL, Pyrococcus, Real-time polymerase chain reaction, Receptor (biochemistry), Restrictive cardiomyopathy, Retinitis pigmentosa, Rhodamine, Ribbon diagram, Rickettsia, RNA polymerase, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Sarcolemma, Sarcomere, Sarcoplasmic reticulum, Scanning electron microscope, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Schwann cell, Scientific journal, Second, Second messenger system, Separation process, Shigella flexneri, Signal transduction, Skeletal muscle, Smooth muscle tissue, Sodium channel, Somatosensory system, Species, Spectrin, Spermatogenesis, Spindle apparatus, Sponge, Stenosis, Stereocilia, Stochastic, Stoichiometry, Strength of materials, Stress (biology), Stress fiber, Striated muscle tissue, Substrate (chemistry), Symptom, Synchrotron radiation, T-tubule, Tannic acid, Tentacle, Thalamus, Thermodynamics, Three prime untranslated region, Thymosin, Thyroid, Tissue (biology), Topology, Toxin, Transcription (biology), Transcriptome, Transfection, Translation (biology), Transmission electron microscopy, Tropomodulin, Tropomyosin, Troponin, Troponin C, Troponin I, Troponin T, Tryptophan, Tubulin, Unified atomic mass unit, University of Szeged, Vaccinia, Vasa vasorum, Vasculitis, Vesicle (biology and chemistry), Villin, Vinculin, Virus, Western blot, Western world, William Dobinson Halliburton, Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein, World War II, X-ray crystallography, XPO1, XPO6, Xyloglucan, Yeast. Expand index (338 more) »

Acetyl group

In organic chemistry, acetyl is a moiety, the acyl with chemical formula CH3CO.

New!!: Actin and Acetyl group · See more »


An acid is a molecule or ion capable of donating a hydron (proton or hydrogen ion H+), or, alternatively, capable of forming a covalent bond with an electron pair (a Lewis acid).

New!!: Actin and Acid · See more »


Alpha-actin-2 also known as actin, aortic smooth muscle or alpha smooth muscle actin (α-SMA, SMactin, alpha-SM-actin, ASMA) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACTA2 gene located on 10q22-q24.

New!!: Actin and ACTA2 · See more »


ACTC1 encodes cardiac muscle alpha actin.

New!!: Actin and ACTC1 · See more »


Gamma-actin is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACTG1 gene.

New!!: Actin and ACTG1 · See more »


Actin, gamma-enteric smooth muscle is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACTG2 gene.

New!!: Actin and ACTG2 · See more »

Actin remodeling

Actin remodeling is the biochemical process that allows for the dynamic alterations of cellular organization.

New!!: Actin and Actin remodeling · See more »

Actin, alpha 1

Actin, alpha skeletal muscle is a protein that in humans is encoded by the ACTA1 gene.

New!!: Actin and Actin, alpha 1 · See more »

Actin-binding protein

Actin-binding protein (also known as ABP) are proteins that bind to actin.

New!!: Actin and Actin-binding protein · See more »


Actinin is a microfilament protein.

New!!: Actin and Actinin · See more »

Action potential

In physiology, an action potential occurs when the membrane potential of a specific axon location rapidly rises and falls: this depolarisation then causes adjacent locations to similarly depolarise.

New!!: Actin and Action potential · See more »

Active matter

Active matter is composed of large numbers of active "agents", each of which consumes energy in order to move or to exert mechanical forces.

New!!: Actin and Active matter · See more »

Active site

In biology, the active site is the region of an enzyme where substrate molecules bind and undergo a chemical reaction.

New!!: Actin and Active site · See more »

Adenosine diphosphate

Adenosine diphosphate (ADP), also known as adenosine pyrophosphate (APP), is an important organic compound in metabolism and is essential to the flow of energy in living cells.

New!!: Actin and Adenosine diphosphate · See more »

Adenosine triphosphate

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a complex organic chemical that participates in many processes.

New!!: Actin and Adenosine triphosphate · See more »

Adenylyl cyclase

Adenylyl cyclase (also commonly known as adenyl cyclase and adenylate cyclase, abbreviated AC) is an enzyme with key regulatory roles in essentially all cells.

New!!: Actin and Adenylyl cyclase · See more »

Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrápolt (nagyrápolti Szent-Györgyi Albert; September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) was a Hungarian biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

New!!: Actin and Albert Szent-Györgyi · See more »


Algae (singular alga) is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic.

New!!: Actin and Algae · See more »


Alkaloids are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds that mostly contain basic nitrogen atoms.

New!!: Actin and Alkaloid · See more »


An allele is a variant form of a given gene.

New!!: Actin and Allele · See more »

Alternation of generations

Alternation of generations (also known as metagenesis) is the type of life cycle that occurs in those plants and algae in the Archaeplastida and the Heterokontophyta that have distinct sexual haploid and asexual diploid stages.

New!!: Actin and Alternation of generations · See more »

Alternative splicing

Alternative splicing, or differential splicing, is a regulated process during gene expression that results in a single gene coding for multiple proteins.

New!!: Actin and Alternative splicing · See more »

Amanita phalloides

Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita.

New!!: Actin and Amanita phalloides · See more »

Amino acid

Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid.

New!!: Actin and Amino acid · See more »


An amoeba (rarely spelled amœba, US English spelled ameba; plural am(o)ebas or am(o)ebae), often called amoeboid, is a type of cell or organism which has the ability to alter its shape, primarily by extending and retracting pseudopods.

New!!: Actin and Amoeba · See more »


Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal protein, known as amyloid fibrils, builds up in tissue.

New!!: Actin and Amyloidosis · See more »


An anastomosis (plural anastomoses) is a connection or opening between two things (especially cavities or passages) that are normally diverging or branching, such as between blood vessels, leaf veins, or streams.

New!!: Actin and Anastomosis · See more »


Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

New!!: Actin and Animal · See more »


An antibiotic (from ancient Greek αντιβιοτικά, antibiotiká), also called an antibacterial, is a type of antimicrobial drug used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infections.

New!!: Actin and Antibiotic · See more »


An antibody (Ab), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a large, Y-shaped protein produced mainly by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to neutralize pathogens such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

New!!: Actin and Antibody · See more »


The aorta is the main artery in the human body, originating from the left ventricle of the heart and extending down to the abdomen, where it splits into two smaller arteries (the common iliac arteries).

New!!: Actin and Aorta · See more »

Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is an enlargement (dilation) of the aorta to greater than 1.5 times normal size.

New!!: Actin and Aortic aneurysm · See more »


Apoptosis (from Ancient Greek ἀπόπτωσις "falling off") is a process of programmed cell death that occurs in multicellular organisms.

New!!: Actin and Apoptosis · See more »

Arabidopsis thaliana

Arabidopsis thaliana, the thale cress, mouse-ear cress or arabidopsis, is a small flowering plant native to Eurasia and Africa.

New!!: Actin and Arabidopsis thaliana · See more »


Archaea (or or) constitute a domain of single-celled microorganisms.

New!!: Actin and Archaea · See more »


Arginine (symbol Arg or R) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Arginine · See more »

Arp2/3 complex

Arp2/3 complex is a seven-subunit protein complex that plays a major role in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton.

New!!: Actin and Arp2/3 complex · See more »

Aspartic acid

Aspartic acid (symbol Asp or D; salts known as aspartates), is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Aspartic acid · See more »


ATPases (adenylpyrophosphatase, ATP monophosphatase, triphosphatase, SV40 T-antigen, adenosine 5'-triphosphatase, ATP hydrolase, complex V (mitochondrial electron transport), (Ca2+ + Mg2+)-ATPase, HCO3−-ATPase, adenosine triphosphatase) are a class of enzymes that catalyze the decomposition of ATP into ADP and a free phosphate ion.

New!!: Actin and ATPase · See more »

Atrium (heart)

The atrium is the upper chamber in which blood enters the heart.

New!!: Actin and Atrium (heart) · See more »


Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body.

New!!: Actin and Atrophy · See more »


An axon (from Greek ἄξων áxōn, axis) or nerve fiber, is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that typically conducts electrical impulses known as action potentials, away from the nerve cell body.

New!!: Actin and Axon · See more »


The ångström or angstrom is a unit of length equal to (one ten-billionth of a metre) or 0.1 nanometre.

New!!: Actin and Ångström · See more »


Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.

New!!: Actin and Bacteria · See more »

Base (chemistry)

In chemistry, bases are substances that, in aqueous solution, release hydroxide (OH−) ions, are slippery to the touch, can taste bitter if an alkali, change the color of indicators (e.g., turn red litmus paper blue), react with acids to form salts, promote certain chemical reactions (base catalysis), accept protons from any proton donor, and/or contain completely or partially displaceable OH− ions.

New!!: Actin and Base (chemistry) · See more »

Beta barrel

A beta barrel is a beta-sheet that twists and coils to form a closed structure in which the first strand is hydrogen bonded to the last.

New!!: Actin and Beta barrel · See more »

Beta hairpin

The beta hairpin (sometimes also called beta-ribbon or beta-beta unit) is a simple protein structural motif involving two beta strands that look like a hairpin.

New!!: Actin and Beta hairpin · See more »

Beta sheet

The β-sheet (also β-pleated sheet) is a common motif of regular secondary structure in proteins.

New!!: Actin and Beta sheet · See more »


Beta-actin (human gene and protein symbol ACTB/ACTB) is one of six different actin isoforms which have been identified in humans.

New!!: Actin and Beta-actin · See more »


Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms.

New!!: Actin and Biochemistry · See more »


A biofilm comprises any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other and often also to a surface.

New!!: Actin and Biofilm · See more »

Biomolecular structure

Biomolecular structure is the intricate folded, three-dimensional shape that is formed by a molecule of protein, DNA, or RNA, and that is important to its function.

New!!: Actin and Biomolecular structure · See more »


Biopolymers are polymers produced by living organisms; in other words, they are polymeric biomolecules.

New!!: Actin and Biopolymer · See more »


A biopsy is a medical test commonly performed by a surgeon, interventional radiologist, or an interventional cardiologist involving extraction of sample cells or tissues for examination to determine the presence or extent of a disease.

New!!: Actin and Biopsy · See more »


The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals.

New!!: Actin and Brain · See more »

Brownian motion

Brownian motion or pedesis (from πήδησις "leaping") is the random motion of particles suspended in a fluid (a liquid or a gas) resulting from their collision with the fast-moving molecules in the fluid.

New!!: Actin and Brownian motion · See more »

Brunó Ferenc Straub

Brunó Ferenc Straub (5 January 1914 in Nagyvárad, Austria-Hungary (now Oradea, Romania) – 15 February 1996) was a biochemist.

New!!: Actin and Brunó Ferenc Straub · See more »

Burkholderia pseudomallei

Burkholderia pseudomallei (also known as Pseudomonas pseudomallei) is a Gram-negative, bipolar, aerobic, motile rod-shaped bacterium.

New!!: Actin and Burkholderia pseudomallei · See more »


The C-terminus (also known as the carboxyl-terminus, carboxy-terminus, C-terminal tail, C-terminal end, or COOH-terminus) is the end of an amino acid chain (protein or polypeptide), terminated by a free carboxyl group (-COOH).

New!!: Actin and C-terminus · See more »


Cadherins (named for "calcium-dependent adhesion") are a type of cell adhesion molecule (CAM) that is important in the formation of adherens junctions to bind cells with each other.

New!!: Actin and Cadherin · See more »


Calcium is a chemical element with symbol Ca and atomic number 20.

New!!: Actin and Calcium · See more »

Calcium in biology

Calcium ions (Ca2+) play a vital role in the physiology and biochemistry of organisms and the cell.

New!!: Actin and Calcium in biology · See more »


Calmodulin (CaM) (an abbreviation for calcium-modulated protein) is a multifunctional intermediate calcium-binding messenger protein expressed in all eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Calmodulin · See more »


A calpain is a protein belonging to the family of calcium-dependent, non-lysosomal cysteine proteases (proteolytic enzymes) expressed ubiquitously in mammals and many other organisms.

New!!: Actin and Calpain · See more »


Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

New!!: Actin and Cancer · See more »

Candida albicans

Candida albicans is an opportunistic pathogenic yeast that is a common member of the human gut flora.

New!!: Actin and Candida albicans · See more »


Adenylyl cyclase-associated protein 1 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the CAP1 gene.

New!!: Actin and CAP1 · See more »


In molecular biology CapZ, also known as CAPZ; CAZ1 and CAPPA1, is a protein composed of alpha and beta subunits.

New!!: Actin and CapZ · See more »

Cardiac muscle

Cardiac muscle (heart muscle) is one of the three major types of muscle, the others being skeletal and smooth muscle.

New!!: Actin and Cardiac muscle · See more »


Catalysis is the increase in the rate of a chemical reaction due to the participation of an additional substance called a catalysthttp://goldbook.iupac.org/C00876.html, which is not consumed in the catalyzed reaction and can continue to act repeatedly.

New!!: Actin and Catalysis · See more »


Catenins are a family of proteins found in complexes with cadherin cell adhesion molecules of animal cells.

New!!: Actin and Catenin · See more »

Cell (biology)

The cell (from Latin cella, meaning "small room") is the basic structural, functional, and biological unit of all known living organisms.

New!!: Actin and Cell (biology) · See more »

Cell adhesion

Cell adhesion is the process by which cells interact and attach to neighbouring cells through specialised molecules of the cell surface.

New!!: Actin and Cell adhesion · See more »

Cell cortex

The cell cortex, also known as the actin cortex or actomyosin cortex, is a specialized layer of cytoplasmic protein on the inner face of the plasma membrane of the cell periphery.

New!!: Actin and Cell cortex · See more »

Cell cycle

The cell cycle or cell-division cycle is the series of events that take place in a cell leading to its division and duplication of its DNA (DNA replication) to produce two daughter cells.

New!!: Actin and Cell cycle · See more »

Cell division

Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells.

New!!: Actin and Cell division · See more »

Cell junction

A cell junction (or intercellular bridge) is a type of structure that exists within the tissue of some multicellular organisms, such as animals.

New!!: Actin and Cell junction · See more »

Cell membrane

The cell membrane (also known as the plasma membrane or cytoplasmic membrane, and historically referred to as the plasmalemma) is a biological membrane that separates the interior of all cells from the outside environment (the extracellular space).

New!!: Actin and Cell membrane · See more »

Cell migration

Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms.

New!!: Actin and Cell migration · See more »

Cell nucleus

In cell biology, the nucleus (pl. nuclei; from Latin nucleus or nuculeus, meaning kernel or seed) is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Cell nucleus · See more »

Cell polarity

Cell polarity refers to spatial differences in shape, structure, and function within a cell.

New!!: Actin and Cell polarity · See more »

Cell signaling

Cell signaling (cell signalling in British English) is part of any communication process that governs basic activities of cells and coordinates all cell actions.

New!!: Actin and Cell signaling · See more »

Cell wall

A cell wall is a structural layer surrounding some types of cells, just outside the cell membrane.

New!!: Actin and Cell wall · See more »

Central core disease

Central core disease (CCD), also known as central core myopathy, is an autosomal dominant congenital myopathy (inborn muscle disorder).

New!!: Actin and Central core disease · See more »

Central nervous system

The central nervous system (CNS) is the part of the nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.

New!!: Actin and Central nervous system · See more »

Chaperone (protein)

In molecular biology, molecular chaperones are proteins that assist the covalent folding or unfolding and the assembly or disassembly of other macromolecular structures.

New!!: Actin and Chaperone (protein) · See more »

Chemical bond

A chemical bond is a lasting attraction between atoms, ions or molecules that enables the formation of chemical compounds.

New!!: Actin and Chemical bond · See more »

Chemical substance

A chemical substance, also known as a pure substance, is a form of matter that consists of molecules of the same composition and structure.

New!!: Actin and Chemical substance · See more »


Chemotherapy (often abbreviated to chemo and sometimes CTX or CTx) is a type of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs (chemotherapeutic agents) as part of a standardized chemotherapy regimen.

New!!: Actin and Chemotherapy · See more »


Chirality is a property of asymmetry important in several branches of science.

New!!: Actin and Chirality · See more »


Chloroplasts are organelles, specialized compartments, in plant and algal cells.

New!!: Actin and Chloroplast · See more »


A chromosome (from Ancient Greek: χρωμόσωμα, chromosoma, chroma means colour, soma means body) is a DNA molecule with part or all of the genetic material (genome) of an organism.

New!!: Actin and Chromosome · See more »

Chromosome 12

Chromosome 12 is one of the 23 pairs of chromosomes in humans.

New!!: Actin and Chromosome 12 · See more »


A cilium (the plural is cilia) is an organelle found in eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Cilium · See more »


Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage.

New!!: Actin and Cirrhosis · See more »


Cisplatin is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of cancers.

New!!: Actin and Cisplatin · See more »


In biology, coevolution occurs when two or more species reciprocally affect each other's evolution.

New!!: Actin and Coevolution · See more »


ADF/cofilin is a family of actin-binding proteins which disassembles actin filaments.

New!!: Actin and Cofilin · See more »

Congenital myopathy

Congenital myopathy is a very broad term for any muscle disorder present at birth.

New!!: Actin and Congenital myopathy · See more »

Conserved sequence

In evolutionary biology, conserved sequences are similar or identical sequences in nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) or proteins across species (orthologous sequences) or within a genome (paralogous sequences).

New!!: Actin and Conserved sequence · See more »

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease (IHD), refers to a group of diseases which includes stable angina, unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.

New!!: Actin and Coronary artery disease · See more »

Covalent bond

A covalent bond, also called a molecular bond, is a chemical bond that involves the sharing of electron pairs between atoms.

New!!: Actin and Covalent bond · See more »

Cryogenic electron microscopy

Electron cryomicroscopy (CryoEM) is an electron microscopy (EM) technique where the sample is cooled to cryogenic temperatures.

New!!: Actin and Cryogenic electron microscopy · See more »


A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions.

New!!: Actin and Crystal · See more »


Cysteine (symbol Cys or C) is a semi-essential proteinogenic amino acid with the formula HO2CCH(NH2)CH2SH.

New!!: Actin and Cysteine · See more »


Cytochalasins are fungal metabolites that have the ability to bind to actin filaments and block polymerization and the elongation of actin.

New!!: Actin and Cytochalasin · See more »

Cytochalasin D

Cytochalasin D is a member of the class of mycotoxins known as cytochalasins.

New!!: Actin and Cytochalasin D · See more »


Cytokinesis is the part of the cell division process during which the cytoplasm of a single eukaryotic cell divides into two daughter cells.

New!!: Actin and Cytokinesis · See more »


In cell biology, the cytoplasm is the material within a living cell, excluding the cell nucleus.

New!!: Actin and Cytoplasm · See more »


A cytoskeleton is present in all cells of all domains of life (archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes).

New!!: Actin and Cytoskeleton · See more »


The cytosol, also known as intracellular fluid (ICF) or cytoplasmic matrix, is the liquid found inside cells.

New!!: Actin and Cytosol · See more »

Degenerative disease

Degenerative disease is the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits.

New!!: Actin and Degenerative disease · See more »

Denaturation (biochemistry)

Denaturation is a process in which proteins or nucleic acids lose the quaternary structure, tertiary structure, and secondary structure which is present in their native state, by application of some external stress or compound such as a strong acid or base, a concentrated inorganic salt, an organic solvent (e.g., alcohol or chloroform), radiation or heat.

New!!: Actin and Denaturation (biochemistry) · See more »


Dendrites (from Greek δένδρον déndron, "tree"), also dendrons, are branched protoplasmic extensions of a nerve cell that propagate the electrochemical stimulation received from other neural cells to the cell body, or soma, of the neuron from which the dendrites project.

New!!: Actin and Dendrite · See more »

Deoxyribonuclease I

Deoxyribonuclease I (usually called DNase I), is an endonuclease coded by the human gene DNASE1.

New!!: Actin and Deoxyribonuclease I · See more »

Developmental biology

Developmental biology is the study of the process by which animals and plants grow and develop.

New!!: Actin and Developmental biology · See more »

Dextrorotation and levorotation

Dextrorotation and levorotation (also spelled as laevorotation)The first word component dextro- comes from Latin word for dexter "right (as opposed to left)".

New!!: Actin and Dextrorotation and levorotation · See more »


The dicotyledons, also known as dicots (or more rarely dicotyls), are one of the two groups into which all the flowering plants or angiosperms were formerly divided.

New!!: Actin and Dicotyledon · See more »


Dictyostelium is a genus of single- and multi-celled eukaryotic, phagotrophic bacterivores.

New!!: Actin and Dictyostelium · See more »

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and cannot pump blood effectively.

New!!: Actin and Dilated cardiomyopathy · See more »

Dimer (chemistry)

A dimer (di-, "two" + -mer, "parts") is an oligomer consisting of two monomers joined by bonds that can be either strong or weak, covalent or intermolecular.

New!!: Actin and Dimer (chemistry) · See more »


A disease is any condition which results in the disorder of a structure or function in an organism that is not due to any external injury.

New!!: Actin and Disease · See more »

Dissociation constant

In chemistry, biochemistry, and pharmacology, a dissociation constant (K_d) is a specific type of equilibrium constant that measures the propensity of a larger object to separate (dissociate) reversibly into smaller components, as when a complex falls apart into its component molecules, or when a salt splits up into its component ions.

New!!: Actin and Dissociation constant · See more »


Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

New!!: Actin and DNA · See more »

DNA microarray

A DNA microarray (also commonly known as DNA chip or biochip) is a collection of microscopic DNA spots attached to a solid surface.

New!!: Actin and DNA microarray · See more »

Domain (biology)

In biological taxonomy, a domain (Latin: regio), also superkingdom or empire, is the highest taxonomic rank of organisms in the three-domain system of taxonomy designed by Carl Woese, an American microbiologist and biophysicist.

New!!: Actin and Domain (biology) · See more »

Dominance (genetics)

Dominance in genetics is a relationship between alleles of one gene, in which the effect on phenotype of one allele masks the contribution of a second allele at the same locus.

New!!: Actin and Dominance (genetics) · See more »

Dynamic instability

Dynamic instability may refer to any of several scientific phenomena.

New!!: Actin and Dynamic instability · See more »


Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder syndrome in which sustained or repetitive muscle contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal fixed postures.

New!!: Actin and Dystonia · See more »


The ear is the organ of hearing and, in mammals, balance.

New!!: Actin and Ear · See more »

Electric charge

Electric charge is the physical property of matter that causes it to experience a force when placed in an electromagnetic field.

New!!: Actin and Electric charge · See more »

Electron affinity

In chemistry and atomic physics, the electron affinity (Eea) of an atom or molecule is defined as the amount of energy released or spent when an electron is added to a neutral atom or molecule in the gaseous state to form a negative ion.

New!!: Actin and Electron affinity · See more »

Electron microscope

An electron microscope is a microscope that uses a beam of accelerated electrons as a source of illumination.

New!!: Actin and Electron microscope · See more »


Embryogenesis is the process by which the embryo forms and develops.

New!!: Actin and Embryogenesis · See more »


Embutido (Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese), enchido (European Portuguese) or embotit (Catalan) is one of the many varieties of cured, dry sausages found in the cuisines of Iberia and the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies.

New!!: Actin and Embutido · See more »

Ena/Vasp homology proteins

ENA/VASP Homology proteins or EVH proteins are a family of closely related proteins involved in cell motility in vertebrate and invertebrate animals.

New!!: Actin and Ena/Vasp homology proteins · See more »


Endocytosis is a form of bulk transport in which a cell transports molecules (such as proteins) into the cell (endo- + cytosis) by engulfing them in an energy-using process.

New!!: Actin and Endocytosis · See more »


In physics, energy is the quantitative property that must be transferred to an object in order to perform work on, or to heat, the object.

New!!: Actin and Energy · See more »


Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts.

New!!: Actin and Enzyme · See more »

Enzyme kinetics

Enzyme kinetics is the study of the chemical reactions that are catalysed by enzymes.

New!!: Actin and Enzyme kinetics · See more »


Eosinophilic (Greek suffix -phil-, meaning loves eosin) refers to the staining of certain tissues, cells, or organelles after they have been washed with eosin, a dye.

New!!: Actin and Eosinophilic · See more »


Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that do not involve changes in the DNA sequence.

New!!: Actin and Epigenetics · See more »


Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue.

New!!: Actin and Epithelium · See more »


Eukaryotes are organisms whose cells have a nucleus enclosed within membranes, unlike Prokaryotes (Bacteria and other Archaea).

New!!: Actin and Eukaryote · See more »

European rabbit

The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) or coney is a species of rabbit native to southwestern Europe (including Spain, Portugal and Western France) and to northwest Africa (including Morocco and Algeria).

New!!: Actin and European rabbit · See more »


Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

New!!: Actin and Evolution · See more »


An exon is any part of a gene that will encode a part of the final mature RNA produced by that gene after introns have been removed by RNA splicing.

New!!: Actin and Exon · See more »


An experiment is a procedure carried out to support, refute, or validate a hypothesis.

New!!: Actin and Experiment · See more »

Extraction (chemistry)

Extraction in chemistry is a separation process consisting in the separation of a substance from a matrix.

New!!: Actin and Extraction (chemistry) · See more »


The face is a central body region of sense and is also very central in the expression of emotion among humans and among numerous other species.

New!!: Actin and Face · See more »


A fibroblast is a type of biological cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen, the structural framework (stroma) for animal tissues, and plays a critical role in wound healing.

New!!: Actin and Fibroblast · See more »


Filopodia (also microspikes) are slender cytoplasmic projections that extend beyond the leading edge of lamellipodia in migrating cells.

New!!: Actin and Filopodia · See more »


Fimbrin also known as is plastin 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the PLS1 gene.

New!!: Actin and Fimbrin · See more »

Five prime untranslated region

The 5′ untranslated region (5′ UTR) (also known as a leader sequence or leader RNA) is the region of an mRNA that is directly upstream from the initiation codon.

New!!: Actin and Five prime untranslated region · See more »

Food technology

Food technology is a branch of food science that deals with the production processes that make foods.

New!!: Actin and Food technology · See more »


Formins (formin homology proteins) are a group of proteins that are involved in the polymerization of actin and associate with the fast-growing end (barbed end) of actin filaments.

New!!: Actin and Formins · See more »


FtsZ is a protein encoded by the ftsZ gene that assembles into a ring at the future site of the septum of bacterial cell division.

New!!: Actin and FtsZ · See more »


A fungus (plural: fungi or funguses) is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms.

New!!: Actin and Fungus · See more »

Gastrointestinal tract

The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract, digestional tract, GI tract, GIT, gut, or alimentary canal) is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces.

New!!: Actin and Gastrointestinal tract · See more »


Gelsolin is an actin-binding protein that is a key regulator of actin filament assembly and disassembly.

New!!: Actin and Gelsolin · See more »


In biology, a gene is a sequence of DNA or RNA that codes for a molecule that has a function.

New!!: Actin and Gene · See more »

Gene expression

Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product.

New!!: Actin and Gene expression · See more »

Gene family

A gene family is a set of several similar genes, formed by duplication of a single original gene, and generally with similar biochemical functions.

New!!: Actin and Gene family · See more »


In the fields of molecular biology and genetics, a genome is the genetic material of an organism.

New!!: Actin and Genome · See more »


Zinc finger protein GLI1 also known as glioma-associated oncogene is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GLI1 gene.

New!!: Actin and GLI1 · See more »

Globular protein

Globular proteins or spheroproteins are spherical ("globe-like") proteins and are one of the common protein types (the others being fibrous, disordered and membrane proteins).

New!!: Actin and Globular protein · See more »

Glutamic acid

Glutamic acid (symbol Glu or E) is an α-amino acid with formula.

New!!: Actin and Glutamic acid · See more »


Glutamine (symbol Gln or Q) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Glutamine · See more »


Glycine (symbol Gly or G) is the amino acid that has a single hydrogen atom as its side chain.

New!!: Actin and Glycine · See more »

Golgi apparatus

The Golgi apparatus, also known as the Golgi complex, Golgi body, or simply the Golgi, is an organelle found in most eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Golgi apparatus · See more »


GroEL belongs to the chaperonin family of molecular chaperones, and is found in a large number of bacteria.

New!!: Actin and GroEL · See more »

Hearing loss

Hearing loss, also known as hearing impairment, is a partial or total inability to hear.

New!!: Actin and Hearing loss · See more »


The heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which pumps blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system.

New!!: Actin and Heart · See more »


A helix, plural helixes or helices, is a type of smooth space curve, i.e. a curve in three-dimensional space.

New!!: Actin and Helix · See more »


A hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a type of soft tissue sarcoma that originates in the pericytes in the walls of capillaries.

New!!: Actin and Hemangiopericytoma · See more »


A hepatocyte is a cell of the main parenchymal tissue of the liver.

New!!: Actin and Hepatocyte · See more »


A hexokinase is an enzyme that phosphorylates hexoses (six-carbon sugars), forming hexose phosphate.

New!!: Actin and Hexokinase · See more »


Histidine (symbol His or H) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Histidine · See more »


In biology, histones are highly alkaline proteins found in eukaryotic cell nuclei that package and order the DNA into structural units called nucleosomes.

New!!: Actin and Histone · See more »


The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes HIV infection and over time acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

New!!: Actin and HIV · See more »

Homology (biology)

In biology, homology is the existence of shared ancestry between a pair of structures, or genes, in different taxa.

New!!: Actin and Homology (biology) · See more »

Host (biology)

In biology and medicine, a host is an organism that harbours a parasitic, a mutualistic, or a commensalist guest (symbiont), the guest typically being provided with nourishment and shelter.

New!!: Actin and Host (biology) · See more »


The 70 kilodalton heat shock proteins (Hsp70s or DnaK) are a family of conserved ubiquitously expressed heat shock proteins.

New!!: Actin and Hsp70 · See more »


Humans (taxonomically Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina.

New!!: Actin and Human · See more »


Hungary (Magyarország) is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of in the Carpathian Basin, bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, and Slovenia to the west.

New!!: Actin and Hungary · See more »


Hydrolysis is a term used for both an electro-chemical process and a biological one.

New!!: Actin and Hydrolysis · See more »


Hyperplasia (from ancient Greek ὑπέρ huper, "over" + πλάσις plasis, "formation"), or hypergenesis, is an increase in the amount of organic tissue that results from cell proliferation.

New!!: Actin and Hyperplasia · See more »

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a condition in which a portion of the heart becomes thickened without an obvious cause.

New!!: Actin and Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy · See more »

Immune system

The immune system is a host defense system comprising many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease.

New!!: Actin and Immune system · See more »


Immunoprecipitation (IP) is the technique of precipitating a protein antigen out of solution using an antibody that specifically binds to that particular protein.

New!!: Actin and Immunoprecipitation · See more »

In vitro

In vitro (meaning: in the glass) studies are performed with microorganisms, cells, or biological molecules outside their normal biological context.

New!!: Actin and In vitro · See more »

In vivo

Studies that are in vivo (Latin for "within the living"; often not italicized in English) are those in which the effects of various biological entities are tested on whole, living organisms or cells, usually animals, including humans, and plants, as opposed to a tissue extract or dead organism.

New!!: Actin and In vivo · See more »


Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce.

New!!: Actin and Infection · See more »

Inositol phosphate

Inositol phosphates are a group of mono- to polyphosphorylated inositols.

New!!: Actin and Inositol phosphate · See more »

Intermediate filament

Intermediate filaments (IFs) are cytoskeletal components found in the cells of vertebrate animal species, and perhaps also in other animals, fungi, plants, and unicellular organisms.

New!!: Actin and Intermediate filament · See more »


An intron is any nucleotide sequence within a gene that is removed by RNA splicing during maturation of the final RNA product.

New!!: Actin and Intron · See more »


An ion is an atom or molecule that has a non-zero net electrical charge (its total number of electrons is not equal to its total number of protons).

New!!: Actin and Ion · See more »

Isoelectric point

The isoelectric point (pI, pH(I), IEP), is the pH at which a particular molecule carries no net electrical charge or is electrically neutral in the statistical mean.

New!!: Actin and Isoelectric point · See more »


Jellyfish or sea jelly is the informal common name given to the medusa-phase of certain gelatinous members of the subphylum Medusozoa, a major part of the phylum Cnidaria.

New!!: Actin and Jellyfish · See more »


The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs present in left and right sides of the body in vertebrates.

New!!: Actin and Kidney · See more »


A lab-on-a-chip (LOC) is a device that integrates one or several laboratory functions on a single integrated circuit (commonly called a "chip") of only millimeters to a few square centimeters to achieve automation and high-throughput screening.

New!!: Actin and Lab-on-a-chip · See more »


A laboratory (informally, lab) is a facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific or technological research, experiments, and measurement may be performed.

New!!: Actin and Laboratory · See more »


The lamellipodium (plural lamellipodia) (from Latin lamina, "thin sheet"; pod, "foot") is a cytoskeletal protein actin projection on the leading edge of the cell.

New!!: Actin and Lamellipodium · See more »


The latrunculins are a family of natural products and toxins produced by certain sponges, including genus Latrunculia and Negombata, whence the name is derived.

New!!: Actin and Latrunculin · See more »

Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is the species of pathogenic bacteria that causes the infection listeriosis.

New!!: Actin and Listeria monocytogenes · See more »

Locus (genetics)

A locus (plural loci) in genetics is a fixed position on a chromosome, like the position of a gene or a marker (genetic marker).

New!!: Actin and Locus (genetics) · See more »


Lysine (symbol Lys or K) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Lysine · See more »


Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12.

New!!: Actin and Magnesium · See more »


Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia (from Latin mamma "breast"), a clade of endothermic amniotes distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands.

New!!: Actin and Mammal · See more »

MAPK/ERK pathway

The MAPK/ERK pathway (also known as the Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK pathway) is a chain of proteins in the cell that communicates a signal from a receptor on the surface of the cell to the DNA in the nucleus of the cell.

New!!: Actin and MAPK/ERK pathway · See more »

Messenger RNA

Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a large family of RNA molecules that convey genetic information from DNA to the ribosome, where they specify the amino acid sequence of the protein products of gene expression.

New!!: Actin and Messenger RNA · See more »


Metabolism (from μεταβολή metabolē, "change") is the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of organisms.

New!!: Actin and Metabolism · See more »


In the chemical sciences, methylation denotes the addition of a methyl group on a substrate, or the substitution of an atom (or group) by a methyl group.

New!!: Actin and Methylation · See more »


Microfilaments, also called actin filaments, are filaments in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells that form part of the cytoskeleton.

New!!: Actin and Microfilament · See more »


A microorganism, or microbe, is a microscopic organism, which may exist in its single-celled form or in a colony of cells. The possible existence of unseen microbial life was suspected from ancient times, such as in Jain scriptures from 6th century BC India and the 1st century BC book On Agriculture by Marcus Terentius Varro. Microbiology, the scientific study of microorganisms, began with their observation under the microscope in the 1670s by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. In the 1850s, Louis Pasteur found that microorganisms caused food spoilage, debunking the theory of spontaneous generation. In the 1880s Robert Koch discovered that microorganisms caused the diseases tuberculosis, cholera and anthrax. Microorganisms include all unicellular organisms and so are extremely diverse. Of the three domains of life identified by Carl Woese, all of the Archaea and Bacteria are microorganisms. These were previously grouped together in the two domain system as Prokaryotes, the other being the eukaryotes. The third domain Eukaryota includes all multicellular organisms and many unicellular protists and protozoans. Some protists are related to animals and some to green plants. Many of the multicellular organisms are microscopic, namely micro-animals, some fungi and some algae, but these are not discussed here. They live in almost every habitat from the poles to the equator, deserts, geysers, rocks and the deep sea. Some are adapted to extremes such as very hot or very cold conditions, others to high pressure and a few such as Deinococcus radiodurans to high radiation environments. Microorganisms also make up the microbiota found in and on all multicellular organisms. A December 2017 report stated that 3.45 billion year old Australian rocks once contained microorganisms, the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. Microbes are important in human culture and health in many ways, serving to ferment foods, treat sewage, produce fuel, enzymes and other bioactive compounds. They are essential tools in biology as model organisms and have been put to use in biological warfare and bioterrorism. They are a vital component of fertile soils. In the human body microorganisms make up the human microbiota including the essential gut flora. They are the pathogens responsible for many infectious diseases and as such are the target of hygiene measures.

New!!: Actin and Microorganism · See more »


Microtubules are tubular polymers of tubulin that form part of the cytoskeleton that provides the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells and some bacteria with structure and shape.

New!!: Actin and Microtubule · See more »


In cell biology, mitosis is a part of the cell cycle when replicated chromosomes are separated into two new nuclei.

New!!: Actin and Mitosis · See more »

Model organism

A model organism is a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena, with the expectation that discoveries made in the organism model will provide insight into the workings of other organisms.

New!!: Actin and Model organism · See more »

Molar concentration

Molar concentration (also called molarity, amount concentration or substance concentration) is a measure of the concentration of a chemical species, in particular of a solute in a solution, in terms of amount of substance per unit volume of solution.

New!!: Actin and Molar concentration · See more »

Molecular biology

Molecular biology is a branch of biology which concerns the molecular basis of biological activity between biomolecules in the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA, proteins and their biosynthesis, as well as the regulation of these interactions.

New!!: Actin and Molecular biology · See more »

Molecular mass

Relative Molecular mass or molecular weight is the mass of a molecule.

New!!: Actin and Molecular mass · See more »

Molecular modelling

Molecular modelling encompasses all methods, theoretical and computational, used to model or mimic the behaviour of molecules.

New!!: Actin and Molecular modelling · See more »

Molecular motor

Molecular motors are biological molecular machines that are the essential agents of movement in living organisms.

New!!: Actin and Molecular motor · See more »


A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.

New!!: Actin and Molecule · See more »


A monomer (mono-, "one" + -mer, "part") is a molecule that "can undergo polymerization thereby contributing constitutional units to the essential structure of a macromolecule".

New!!: Actin and Monomer · See more »


Morphogenesis (from the Greek morphê shape and genesis creation, literally, "beginning of the shape") is the biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape.

New!!: Actin and Morphogenesis · See more »


Motility is the ability of an organism to move independently, using metabolic energy.

New!!: Actin and Motility · See more »

Motor protein

Motor proteins are a class of molecular motors that can move along the cytoplasm of animal cells.

New!!: Actin and Motor protein · See more »

Moyamoya disease

Moyamoya disease is a disease in which certain arteries in the brain are constricted.

New!!: Actin and Moyamoya disease · See more »


MreB is a protein found in bacteria that has been identified as a homologue of actin, as indicated by similarities in tertiary structure and conservation of active site peptide sequence.

New!!: Actin and MreB · See more »

Multicellular organism

Multicellular organisms are organisms that consist of more than one cell, in contrast to unicellular organisms.

New!!: Actin and Multicellular organism · See more »


The Muridae, or murids, are the largest family of rodents and of mammals, containing over 700 species found naturally throughout Eurasia, Africa, and Australia.

New!!: Actin and Muridae · See more »


Muscle is a soft tissue found in most animals.

New!!: Actin and Muscle · See more »

Muscle contraction

Muscle contraction is the activation of tension-generating sites within muscle fibers.

New!!: Actin and Muscle contraction · See more »


In biology, a mutation is the permanent alteration of the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal DNA or other genetic elements.

New!!: Actin and Mutation · See more »

Mycobacterium marinum

Mycobacterium marinum (formerly M. balnei) is a free-living bacterium, which causes opportunistic infections in humans.

New!!: Actin and Mycobacterium marinum · See more »


Myelin is a lipid-rich substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells, forming an electrically insulating layer.

New!!: Actin and Myelin · See more »


Myosin-Ic is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MYO1C gene.

New!!: Actin and MYO1C · See more »


A myocyte (also known as a muscle cell) is the type of cell found in muscle tissue.

New!!: Actin and Myocyte · See more »


A myofibril (also known as a muscle fibril) is a basic rod-like unit of a muscle cell.

New!!: Actin and Myofibril · See more »


Myopathy is a disease of the muscle in which the muscle fibers do not function properly.

New!!: Actin and Myopathy · See more »


Myosins are a superfamily of motor proteins best known for their roles in muscle contraction and in a wide range of other motility processes in eukaryotes.

New!!: Actin and Myosin · See more »


The N-terminus (also known as the amino-terminus, NH2-terminus, N-terminal end or amine-terminus) is the start of a protein or polypeptide referring to the free amine group (-NH2) located at the end of a polypeptide.

New!!: Actin and N-terminus · See more »


The nanometre (International spelling as used by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures; SI symbol: nm) or nanometer (American spelling) is a unit of length in the metric system, equal to one billionth (short scale) of a metre (m).

New!!: Actin and Nanometre · See more »


Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.

New!!: Actin and Nanotechnology · See more »

Nemaline myopathy

Nemaline myopathy (also called rod myopathy or nemaline rod myopathy) is a congenital, hereditary neuromuscular disorder with many symptoms that can occur such as muscle weakness, hypoventilation, swallowing dysfunction, and impaired speech ability.

New!!: Actin and Nemaline myopathy · See more »


The nematodes or roundworms constitute the phylum Nematoda (also called Nemathelminthes).

New!!: Actin and Nematode · See more »


The neocortex, also called the neopallium and isocortex, is the part of the mammalian brain involved in higher-order brain functions such as sensory perception, cognition, generation of motor commands, spatial reasoning and language.

New!!: Actin and Neocortex · See more »


Neoplasia is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue.

New!!: Actin and Neoplasm · See more »

Nervous system

The nervous system is the part of an animal that coordinates its actions by transmitting signals to and from different parts of its body.

New!!: Actin and Nervous system · See more »


A neuron, also known as a neurone (British spelling) and nerve cell, is an electrically excitable cell that receives, processes, and transmits information through electrical and chemical signals.

New!!: Actin and Neuron · See more »


Neutrophils (also known as neutrocytes) are the most abundant type of granulocytes and the most abundant (40% to 70%) type of white blood cells in most mammals.

New!!: Actin and Neutrophil · See more »

Non-covalent interactions

A non-covalent interaction differs from a covalent bond in that it does not involve the sharing of electrons, but rather involves more dispersed variations of electromagnetic interactions between molecules or within a molecule.

New!!: Actin and Non-covalent interactions · See more »

Noncompaction cardiomyopathy

Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCC), also called spongiform cardiomyopathy, is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy that affects both children and adults.

New!!: Actin and Noncompaction cardiomyopathy · See more »

Nuclear pore

Nuclear pore complexes are large protein complexes that span the nuclear envelope, which is the double membrane surrounding the eukaryotic cell nucleus.

New!!: Actin and Nuclear pore · See more »


Nucleation is the first step in the formation of either a new thermodynamic phase or a new structure via self-assembly or self-organization.

New!!: Actin and Nucleation · See more »

Nucleic acid sequence

A nucleic acid sequence is a succession of letters that indicate the order of nucleotides forming alleles within a DNA (using GACT) or RNA (GACU) molecule.

New!!: Actin and Nucleic acid sequence · See more »


Nucleophile is a chemical species that donates an electron pair to an electrophile to form a chemical bond in relation to a reaction.

New!!: Actin and Nucleophile · See more »


Nucleotides are organic molecules that serve as the monomer units for forming the nucleic acid polymers deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA), both of which are essential biomolecules within all life-forms on Earth.

New!!: Actin and Nucleotide · See more »

Organ of Corti

The organ of Corti, or spiral organ, is the receptor organ for hearing and is located in the mammalian cochlea.

New!!: Actin and Organ of Corti · See more »


In cell biology, an organelle is a specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, in which their function is vital for the cell to live.

New!!: Actin and Organelle · See more »


Oxygen is a chemical element with symbol O and atomic number 8.

New!!: Actin and Oxygen · See more »


Tumor protein p53, also known as p53, cellular tumor antigen p53 (UniProt name), phosphoprotein p53, tumor suppressor p53, antigen NY-CO-13, or transformation-related protein 53 (TRP53), is any isoform of a protein encoded by homologous genes in various organisms, such as TP53 (humans) and Trp53 (mice).

New!!: Actin and P53 · See more »


Paracrystalline materials are defined as having short- and medium-range ordering in their lattice (similar to the liquid crystal phases) but lacking crystal-like long-range ordering at least in one direction.

New!!: Actin and Paracrystalline · See more »


In biology, a pathogen (πάθος pathos "suffering, passion" and -γενής -genēs "producer of") or a '''germ''' in the oldest and broadest sense is anything that can produce disease; the term came into use in the 1880s.

New!!: Actin and Pathogen · See more »


The pathogenesis of a disease is the biological mechanism (or mechanisms) that leads to the diseased state.

New!!: Actin and Pathogenesis · See more »


Pathognomonic (rarely spelled pathognomic and sometimes misspelled as pathomnemonic) is a term, often used in medicine, that means characteristic for a particular disease.

New!!: Actin and Pathognomonicity · See more »


Peptides (from Gr.: πεπτός, peptós "digested"; derived from πέσσειν, péssein "to digest") are short chains of amino acid monomers linked by peptide (amide) bonds.

New!!: Actin and Peptide · See more »


In chemistry, pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.

New!!: Actin and PH · See more »


In cell biology, phagocytosis is the process by which a cell—often a phagocyte or a protist—engulfs a solid particle to form an internal compartment known as a phagosome.

New!!: Actin and Phagocytosis · See more »


Phalloidin belongs to a class of toxins called phallotoxins, which are found in the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides).

New!!: Actin and Phalloidin · See more »


The phallotoxins consist of at least seven compounds, all of which are bicyclic heptapeptides (seven amino acids), isolated from the death cap mushroom (Amanita phalloides).

New!!: Actin and Phallotoxin · See more »


A phenotype is the composite of an organism's observable characteristics or traits, such as its morphology, development, biochemical or physiological properties, behavior, and products of behavior (such as a bird's nest).

New!!: Actin and Phenotype · See more »


Phenylalanine (symbol Phe or F) is an α-amino acid with the formula.

New!!: Actin and Phenylalanine · See more »


Phosducin, also known as PDC, is a human protein and gene.

New!!: Actin and Phosducin · See more »


A phosphate is chemical derivative of phosphoric acid.

New!!: Actin and Phosphate · See more »

Phospholipase D

Phospholipase D (lipophosphodiesterase II, lecithinase D, choline phosphatase) (PLD) is an enzyme of the phospholipase superfamily.

New!!: Actin and Phospholipase D · See more »


In biology, phylogenetics (Greek: φυλή, φῦλον – phylé, phylon.

New!!: Actin and Phylogenetics · See more »


Physiology is the scientific study of normal mechanisms, and their interactions, which work within a living system.

New!!: Actin and Physiology · See more »


A plasmid is a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from a chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently.

New!!: Actin and Plasmid · See more »


Platelets, also called thrombocytes (from Greek θρόμβος, "clot" and κύτος, "cell"), are a component of blood whose function (along with the coagulation factors) is to react to bleeding from blood vessel injury by clumping, thereby initiating a blood clot.

New!!: Actin and Platelet · See more »


A polymer (Greek poly-, "many" + -mer, "part") is a large molecule, or macromolecule, composed of many repeated subunits.

New!!: Actin and Polymer · See more »


Prefoldin is a family of proteins used in protein folding complexes.

New!!: Actin and Prefoldin · See more »


Profilin is an actin-binding protein involved in the dynamic turnover and restructuring of the actin cytoskeleton.

New!!: Actin and Profilin · See more »

Programmed cell death

Programmed cell death (or PCD) is the death of a cell in any form, mediated by an intracellular program.

New!!: Actin and Programmed cell death · See more »


A prokaryote is a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle.

New!!: Actin and Prokaryote · See more »


Proline (symbol Pro or P) is a proteinogenic amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Proline · See more »

Promoter (genetics)

In genetics, a promoter is a region of DNA that initiates transcription of a particular gene.

New!!: Actin and Promoter (genetics) · See more »


Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

New!!: Actin and Protein · See more »

Protein Data Bank

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is a crystallographic database for the three-dimensional structural data of large biological molecules, such as proteins and nucleic acids.

New!!: Actin and Protein Data Bank · See more »

Protein domain

A protein domain is a conserved part of a given protein sequence and (tertiary) structure that can evolve, function, and exist independently of the rest of the protein chain.

New!!: Actin and Protein domain · See more »

Protein family

A protein family is a group of evolutionarily-related proteins.

New!!: Actin and Protein family · See more »

Protein folding

Protein folding is the physical process by which a protein chain acquires its native 3-dimensional structure, a conformation that is usually biologically functional, in an expeditious and reproducible manner.

New!!: Actin and Protein folding · See more »

Protein isoform

A protein isoform, or "protein variant" is a member of a set of highly similar proteins that originate from a single gene or gene family and are the result of genetic differences.

New!!: Actin and Protein isoform · See more »

Protein primary structure

Protein primary structure is the linear sequence of amino acids in a peptide or protein.

New!!: Actin and Protein primary structure · See more »

Protein secondary structure

Protein secondary structure is the three dimensional form of local segments of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Protein secondary structure · See more »

Protein structure

Protein structure is the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms in an amino acid-chain molecule.

New!!: Actin and Protein structure · See more »

Protein subunit

In structural biology, a protein subunit is a single protein molecule that assembles (or "coassembles") with other protein molecules to form a protein complex.

New!!: Actin and Protein subunit · See more »

Protein tertiary structure

Protein tertiary structure is the three dimensional shape of a protein.

New!!: Actin and Protein tertiary structure · See more »

Protein–protein interaction

Protein–protein interactions (PPIs) are the physical contacts of high specificity established between two or more protein molecules as a result of biochemical events steered by electrostatic forces including the hydrophobic effect.

New!!: Actin and Protein–protein interaction · See more »


Pseudogenes are segments of DNA that are related to real genes.

New!!: Actin and Pseudogene · See more »

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans.

New!!: Actin and Pseudomonas aeruginosa · See more »


PyMOL is computer software, a molecular visualization system created by Warren Lyford DeLano.

New!!: Actin and PyMOL · See more »


Pyrococcus is a genus of Thermococcaceaen archaean.

New!!: Actin and Pyrococcus · See more »

Real-time polymerase chain reaction

A real-time polymerase chain reaction (Real-Time PCR), also known as quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), is a laboratory technique of molecular biology based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

New!!: Actin and Real-time polymerase chain reaction · See more »

Receptor (biochemistry)

In biochemistry and pharmacology, a receptor is a protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell.

New!!: Actin and Receptor (biochemistry) · See more »

Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a form of cardiomyopathy in which the walls of the heart are rigid (but not thickened).

New!!: Actin and Restrictive cardiomyopathy · See more »

Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a genetic disorder of the eyes that causes loss of vision.

New!!: Actin and Retinitis pigmentosa · See more »


Rhodamine is a family of related chemical compounds, fluorone dyes.

New!!: Actin and Rhodamine · See more »

Ribbon diagram

Ribbon diagrams, also known as Richardson diagrams, are 3D schematic representations of protein structure and are one of the most common methods of protein depiction used today.

New!!: Actin and Ribbon diagram · See more »


Rickettsia is a genus of nonmotile, Gram-negative, nonspore-forming, highly pleomorphic bacteria that can be present as cocci (0.1 μm in diameter), rods (1–4 μm long), or thread-like (10 μm long).

New!!: Actin and Rickettsia · See more »

RNA polymerase

RNA polymerase (ribonucleic acid polymerase), both abbreviated RNAP or RNApol, official name DNA-directed RNA polymerase, is a member of a family of enzymes that are essential to life: they are found in all organisms (-species) and many viruses.

New!!: Actin and RNA polymerase · See more »

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a species of yeast.

New!!: Actin and Saccharomyces cerevisiae · See more »


The sarcolemma (sarco (from sarx) from Greek; flesh, and lemma from Greek; sheath) also called the myolemma, is the cell membrane of a striated muscle fiber cell.

New!!: Actin and Sarcolemma · See more »


A sarcomere (Greek sarx "flesh", meros "part") is the basic unit of striated muscle tissue.

New!!: Actin and Sarcomere · See more »

Sarcoplasmic reticulum

The sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) is a membrane-bound structure found within muscle cells that is similar to the endoplasmic reticulum in other cells.

New!!: Actin and Sarcoplasmic reticulum · See more »

Scanning electron microscope

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope that produces images of a sample by scanning the surface with a focused beam of electrons.

New!!: Actin and Scanning electron microscope · See more »

Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Schizosaccharomyces pombe, also called "fission yeast", is a species of yeast used in traditional brewing and as a model organism in molecular and cell biology.

New!!: Actin and Schizosaccharomyces pombe · See more »

Schwann cell

Schwann cells (named after physiologist Theodor Schwann) or neurolemmocytes are the principal glia of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).

New!!: Actin and Schwann cell · See more »

Scientific journal

In academic publishing, a scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further the progress of science, usually by reporting new research.

New!!: Actin and Scientific journal · See more »


The second is the SI base unit of time, commonly understood and historically defined as 1/86,400 of a day – this factor derived from the division of the day first into 24 hours, then to 60 minutes and finally to 60 seconds each.

New!!: Actin and Second · See more »

Second messenger system

Second messengers are intracellular signaling molecules released by the cell in response to exposure to extracellular signaling molecules—the first messengers.

New!!: Actin and Second messenger system · See more »

Separation process

A separation process is a method that converts a mixture or solution of chemical substances into two or more distinct product mixtures.

New!!: Actin and Separation process · See more »

Shigella flexneri

Shigella flexneri is a species of Gram-negative bacteria in the genus Shigella that can cause diarrhea in humans.

New!!: Actin and Shigella flexneri · See more »

Signal transduction

Signal transduction is the process by which a chemical or physical signal is transmitted through a cell as a series of molecular events, most commonly protein phosphorylation catalyzed by protein kinases, which ultimately results in a cellular response.

New!!: Actin and Signal transduction · See more »

Skeletal muscle

Skeletal muscle is one of three major muscle types, the others being cardiac muscle and smooth muscle.

New!!: Actin and Skeletal muscle · See more »

Smooth muscle tissue

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle.

New!!: Actin and Smooth muscle tissue · See more »

Sodium channel

Sodium channels are integral membrane proteins that form ion channels, conducting sodium ions (Na+) through a cell's plasma membrane.

New!!: Actin and Sodium channel · See more »

Somatosensory system

The somatosensory system is a part of the sensory nervous system.

New!!: Actin and Somatosensory system · See more »


In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

New!!: Actin and Species · See more »


Spectrin is a cytoskeletal protein that lines the intracellular side of the plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Spectrin · See more »


Spermatogenesis is the process by which haploid spermatozoa develop from germ cells in the seminiferous tubules of the testis.

New!!: Actin and Spermatogenesis · See more »

Spindle apparatus

In cell biology, the spindle apparatus (or mitotic spindle) refers to the cytoskeletal structure of eukaryotic cells that forms during cell division to separate sister chromatids between daughter cells.

New!!: Actin and Spindle apparatus · See more »


Sponges, the members of the phylum Porifera (meaning "pore bearer"), are a basal Metazoa clade as sister of the Diploblasts.

New!!: Actin and Sponge · See more »


A stenosis is an abnormal narrowing in a blood vessel or other tubular organ or structure.

New!!: Actin and Stenosis · See more »


Stereocilia (or stereovilli) are non-motile apical modifications of the cell, which are distinct from cilia and microvilli, but closely related to the latter.

New!!: Actin and Stereocilia · See more »


The word stochastic is an adjective in English that describes something that was randomly determined.

New!!: Actin and Stochastic · See more »


Stoichiometry is the calculation of reactants and products in chemical reactions.

New!!: Actin and Stoichiometry · See more »

Strength of materials

Strength of materials, also called mechanics of materials, is a subject which deals with the behavior of solid objects subject to stresses and strains.

New!!: Actin and Strength of materials · See more »

Stress (biology)

Physiological or biological stress is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition.

New!!: Actin and Stress (biology) · See more »

Stress fiber

Stress fibers are contractile actin bundles found in non-muscle cells.

New!!: Actin and Stress fiber · See more »

Striated muscle tissue

Striated muscle tissue is a muscle tissue that features repeating functional units called sarcomeres, in contrast with smooth muscle tissue which does not.

New!!: Actin and Striated muscle tissue · See more »

Substrate (chemistry)

In chemistry, a substrate is typically the chemical species being observed in a chemical reaction, which reacts with a reagent to generate a product.

New!!: Actin and Substrate (chemistry) · See more »


A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls", from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" and πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, reflecting the presence of an unusual state, or of a disease.

New!!: Actin and Symptom · See more »

Synchrotron radiation

Synchrotron radiation (also known as magnetobremsstrahlung radiation) is the electromagnetic radiation emitted when charged particles are accelerated radially, i.e., when they are subject to an acceleration perpendicular to their velocity.

New!!: Actin and Synchrotron radiation · See more »


Transverse tubules (T-tubules) are extensions of the cell membrane that penetrate into the centre of skeletal and cardiac muscle cells.

New!!: Actin and T-tubule · See more »

Tannic acid

Tannic acid is a specific form of tannin, a type of polyphenol.

New!!: Actin and Tannic acid · See more »


In zoology, a tentacle is a flexible, mobile, elongated organ present in some species of animals, most of them invertebrates.

New!!: Actin and Tentacle · See more »


The thalamus (from Greek θάλαμος, "chamber") is the large mass of gray matter in the dorsal part of the diencephalon of the brain with several functions such as relaying of sensory signals, including motor signals, to the cerebral cortex, and the regulation of consciousness, sleep, and alertness.

New!!: Actin and Thalamus · See more »


Thermodynamics is the branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work.

New!!: Actin and Thermodynamics · See more »

Three prime untranslated region

In molecular genetics, the three prime untranslated region (3'-UTR) is the section of messenger RNA (mRNA) that immediately follows the translation termination codon.

New!!: Actin and Three prime untranslated region · See more »


Thymosins are small proteins present in many animal tissues.

New!!: Actin and Thymosin · See more »


The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid, is an endocrine gland in the neck, consisting of two lobes connected by an isthmus.

New!!: Actin and Thyroid · See more »

Tissue (biology)

In biology, tissue is a cellular organizational level between cells and a complete organ.

New!!: Actin and Tissue (biology) · See more »


In mathematics, topology (from the Greek τόπος, place, and λόγος, study) is concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching, crumpling and bending, but not tearing or gluing.

New!!: Actin and Topology · See more »


A toxin (from toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms; synthetic toxicants created by artificial processes are thus excluded.

New!!: Actin and Toxin · See more »

Transcription (biology)

Transcription is the first step of gene expression, in which a particular segment of DNA is copied into RNA (especially mRNA) by the enzyme RNA polymerase.

New!!: Actin and Transcription (biology) · See more »


The transcriptome is the set of all RNA molecules in one cell or a population of cells.

New!!: Actin and Transcriptome · See more »


Transfection is the process of deliberately introducing naked or purified nucleic acids into eukaryotic cells.

New!!: Actin and Transfection · See more »

Translation (biology)

In molecular biology and genetics, translation is the process in which ribosomes in the cytoplasm or ER synthesize proteins after the process of transcription of DNA to RNA in the cell's nucleus.

New!!: Actin and Translation (biology) · See more »

Transmission electron microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM, also sometimes conventional transmission electron microscopy or CTEM) is a microscopy technique in which a beam of electrons is transmitted through a specimen to form an image.

New!!: Actin and Transmission electron microscopy · See more »


Tropomodulin (TMOD) is a protein which binds and caps the minus end of actin (the "pointed" end), regulating the length of actin filaments in muscle and non-muscle cells.

New!!: Actin and Tropomodulin · See more »


Tropomyosin is a two-stranded alpha-helical coiled coil protein found in cell cytoskeletons.

New!!: Actin and Tropomyosin · See more »



New!!: Actin and Troponin · See more »

Troponin C

Troponin C is a part of the troponin complex.

New!!: Actin and Troponin C · See more »

Troponin I

Troponin I is a cardiac and skeletal muscle protein useful in the laboratory diagnosis of heart attack.

New!!: Actin and Troponin I · See more »

Troponin T

Troponin T is a part of the troponin complex expressed in skeletal and cardiac myocytes.

New!!: Actin and Troponin T · See more »


Tryptophan (symbol Trp or W) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

New!!: Actin and Tryptophan · See more »


Tubulin in molecular biology can refer either to the tubulin protein superfamily of globular proteins, or one of the member proteins of that superfamily.

New!!: Actin and Tubulin · See more »

Unified atomic mass unit

The unified atomic mass unit or dalton (symbol: u, or Da) is a standard unit of mass that quantifies mass on an atomic or molecular scale (atomic mass).

New!!: Actin and Unified atomic mass unit · See more »

University of Szeged

The University of Szeged (Szegedi Tudományegyetem) is a large research university in Hungary.

New!!: Actin and University of Szeged · See more »


Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family.

New!!: Actin and Vaccinia · See more »

Vasa vasorum

The vasa vasorum is a network of small blood vessels that supply the walls of large blood vessels, such as elastic arteries (aorta) and large veins (venae cavae).

New!!: Actin and Vasa vasorum · See more »


Vasculitis is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation.

New!!: Actin and Vasculitis · See more »

Vesicle (biology and chemistry)

In cell biology, a vesicle is a small structure within a cell, or extracellular, consisting of fluid enclosed by a lipid bilayer.

New!!: Actin and Vesicle (biology and chemistry) · See more »


Villin is a 92.5 kDa tissue-specific actin-binding protein associated with the actin core bundle of the brush border.

New!!: Actin and Villin · See more »


In mammalian cells, vinculin is a membrane-cytoskeletal protein in focal adhesion plaques that is involved in linkage of integrin adhesion molecules to the actin cytoskeleton.

New!!: Actin and Vinculin · See more »


A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms.

New!!: Actin and Virus · See more »

Western blot

The western blot (sometimes called the protein immunoblot) is a widely used analytical technique used in molecular biology, immunogenetics and other molecular biology disciplines to detect specific proteins in a sample of tissue homogenate or extract.

New!!: Actin and Western blot · See more »

Western world

The Western world refers to various nations depending on the context, most often including at least part of Europe and the Americas.

New!!: Actin and Western world · See more »

William Dobinson Halliburton

William Dobinson Halliburton FRS (21 June 1860 Middlesex – 21 May 1931 Exeter) was a British physiologist, noted for being one of the founders of the science of biochemistry.

New!!: Actin and William Dobinson Halliburton · See more »

Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein

The Wiskott–Aldrich Syndrome protein (WASp) is a 502-amino acid protein expressed in cells of the hematopoietic system.

New!!: Actin and Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein · See more »

World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

New!!: Actin and World War II · See more »

X-ray crystallography

X-ray crystallography is a technique used for determining the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal, in which the crystalline atoms cause a beam of incident X-rays to diffract into many specific directions.

New!!: Actin and X-ray crystallography · See more »


Exportin 1 (XPO1), also known as chromosomal maintenance 1 (CRM1), is an eukaryotic protein that mediates the nuclear export of proteins, rRNA, snRNA, and some mRNA.

New!!: Actin and XPO1 · See more »


Exportin-6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the XPO6 gene.

New!!: Actin and XPO6 · See more »


Xyloglucan is a hemicellulose that occurs in the primary cell wall of all vascular plants; however, all enzymes responsible for xyloglucan metabolism are found in Charophyceae algae.

New!!: Actin and Xyloglucan · See more »


Yeasts are eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms classified as members of the fungus kingdom.

New!!: Actin and Yeast · See more »

Redirects here:

Actin tail, Actinous, Actins, Alpha-actin, F actin, F-actin, G actin, G-actin, Microfilament protein, Microfilament proteins, Thin filament, Thin filaments.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actin

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »