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Chaotic actin

Dennis Bray

Author Affiliations

Department of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews108-reviews108.3  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-1-reviews108

Published: 9 June 2000

Abstract

Living cells organize their internal contents by coordinating the chaotic thermal motion of protein molecules. A recent study, combining experiment with stochastic simulation, shows how this might be achieved in the case of actin polymerization.