Radius of curvature below which pure actin breaks

Value 180 nm
Organism Generic
Reference Cameron LA, Svitkina TM, Vignjevic D, Theriot JA, Borisy GG. Dendritic organization of actin comet tails. Curr Biol. 2001 Jan 23 11(2):130-5. p.132 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID11231131
Primary Source Arai Y, Yasuda R, Akashi K, Harada Y, Miyata H, Kinosita K Jr, Itoh H. Tying a molecular knot with optical tweezers. Nature. 1999 Jun 3 399(6735):446-8.PubMed ID10365955
Method (Primary source:) Researchers report the continuous control of the radius of curvature of a molecular strand by tying a knot in it, using optical tweezers to manipulate the strand's ends.
Comments A filament of pure actin breaks at a radius of curvature of less than 180 nm (primary source)
Entered by Uri M
ID 106831