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The lamellipodium (plural lamellipodia) (from Latin lamina, "thin sheet"; pod, "foot") is a cytoskeletal protein actin projection on the leading edge of the cell. [1]

43 relations: Actin, Adenosine diphosphate, Adenosine triphosphate, Arp2/3 complex, Cap formation, Capping protein (actin filament) muscle Z-line, alpha 1, CDC42, Cell (biology), Cell membrane, Cell migration, Chemotaxis, Clathrin, Cortactin, Cytoskeleton, Cytosol, Ena/Vasp homology proteins, Endocytic cycle, Epithelium, Exocytosis, Filopodia, Fish, Frog, Frontiers in Bioscience, GTPase, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Cell Science, Keratinocyte, Latin, Microfilament, Monomer, Motility, Nucleation, Pipette, Rac (GTPase), Rho, Science (journal), Treadmilling, Trends (journals), Tyrosine kinase, WASL (gene), Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome, Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein, Wound healing.


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

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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.

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Adenosine triphosphate

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

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Arp2/3 complex

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

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Cap formation

When molecules on the surface of cell are crosslinked, they are moved to one end of the cell to form a "cap".

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Capping protein (actin filament) muscle Z-line, alpha 1

F-actin-capping protein subunit alpha-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CAPZA1 gene.

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Cell division control protein 42 homolog, also known as Cdc42, is a protein involved in regulation of the cell cycle.

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Cell (biology)

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

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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).

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Cell migration

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

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Chemotaxis (from chemo- + taxis) is the movement of an organism in response to a chemical stimulus.

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Clathrin is a protein that plays a major role in the formation of coated vesicles.

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Cortactin (from "cortical actin binding protein") is a monomeric protein located in the cytoplasm of cells that can be activated by external stimuli to promote polymerization and rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton, especially the actin cortex around the cellular periphery.

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

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

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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.

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Endocytic cycle

The whole cycle of endocytosis plus exocytosis is known as the endocytic cycle.

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

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Exocytosis is a form of active transport in which a cell transports molecules (e.g., neurotransmitters and proteins) out of the cell (exo- + cytosis) by expelling them through an energy-dependent process.

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

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Fish are gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits.

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A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek ἀν-, without + οὐρά, tail).

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Frontiers in Bioscience

Frontiers in Bioscience is a peer reviewed scientific journal.

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GTPases (singular GTPase) are a large family of hydrolase enzymes that can bind and hydrolyze guanosine triphosphate (GTP).

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Journal of Cell Biology

Journal of Cell Biology is an international, peer-reviewed journal owned by The Rockefeller University and published by Rockefeller University Press.

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Journal of Cell Science

The Journal of Cell Science (formerly the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of cell biology.

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A keratinocyte is the predominant cell type in the epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, constituting 90% of the cells found there.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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

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

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

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

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A pipette (sometimes spelled pipet) is a laboratory tool commonly used in chemistry, biology and medicine to transport a measured volume of liquid, often as a media dispenser.

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Rac (GTPase)

Rac is a subfamily of the Rho family of GTPases, small (~21 kDa) signaling G proteins (more specifically a GTPase).

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Rho (uppercase Ρ, lowercase ρ or ϱ; ῥῶ) is the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.

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Treadmilling is a phenomenon observed in many cellular cytoskeletal filaments, especially in actin filaments and microtubules.

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Trends (journals)

Trends is a series of scientific journals owned by Elsevier that publish review articles in a range of areas of biology.

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Tyrosine kinase

A tyrosine kinase is an enzyme that can transfer a phosphate group from ATP to a protein in a cell.

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WASL (gene)

Neural Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome protein is a protein that in humans is encoded by the WASL gene.

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Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome

Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), immune deficiency, and bloody diarrhea (secondary to the thrombocytopenia).

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Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein

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

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Wound healing

Wound healing is an intricate process in which the skin repairs itself after injury.

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

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