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Connecting membranes to the actin cytoskeleton.

Wang, P.; Hawkins, T.J.; Hussey, P.J.


P. Wang


In plants, the actin cytoskeleton plays a major role in organelle movement, cargo transport, maintaining cell polarity and controlling the morphogenesis of endomembrane systems. All of these events require a direct connection between membrane structures and the cytoskeleton. Our knowledge in this field has been greatly advanced by a few recent discoveries including the identification of the plant specific NETWORKED family of proteins, which can mediate such linkages. Other proteins that are known to regulate actin nucleation and polymerization are also likely to be involved, but many key questions still remain unanswered. In this paper, we will focus on recent research on the interfaces between the actin cytoskeleton and membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum, the vacuole and autophagosomes.


Wang, P., Hawkins, T., & Hussey, P. (2017). Connecting membranes to the actin cytoskeleton. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 40, 71-76.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 15, 2017
Online Publication Date Aug 2, 2017
Publication Date 2017-12
Deposit Date Aug 2, 2017
Journal Current Opinion in Plant Biology
Print ISSN 1369-5266
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Pages 71-76