Diameter of spherical actin patches

Range 100-300 nm
Organism Fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Reference Takagi T, Ishijima SA, Ochi H, Osumi M. Ultrastructure and behavior of actin cytoskeleton during cell wall formation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. J Electron Microsc (Tokyo). 2003 52(2):161-74. abstract, p.167 right column bottom paragraph & p.172 left column top paragraphPubMed ID12868587
Method "To study the relationship between cell wall formation and the actin cytoskeleton, the process of cell wall regeneration from the protoplast was investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), immunoelectron microscopy (IEM) and three-dimensional reconstruction analysis."
Comments "In serial sectioned TEM images, filasomes were spherical, 100-300 nm in diameter and consisted of a single microvesicle (35-70 nm diameter) surrounded by fine filaments." "Thus, a filasome is a spherical body with a diameter of 100–300 nm, which consists of a single microvesicle 35–70 nm in diameter surrounded by fine filaments (Fig. 4 insert, Figs 5b and 6b)." "[Researchers] found by a series of transverse sections that a filasome is a spherical structure with a diameter of 100–300 nm consisting of a microvesicle surrounded by fine filaments."
Entered by Uri M
ID 102267