Click here to close Hello! We notice that you are using Internet Explorer, which is not supported by Xenbase and may cause the site to display incorrectly. We suggest using a current version of Chrome, FireFox, or Safari.
Curr Biol. May 9, 2006; 16 (9): R321-3.

Nuclear actin: a lack of export allows formation of filaments.

Schuh M , Ellenberg J .

Actin has been found in nuclei of many cell types, but little is known about its form and function. A recent study has shown that a lack of specific export allows actin to accumulate in the nucleus, where it forms a network of actin filaments that may be required to stabilize the giant nucleus of the Xenopus oocyte.

PubMed ID: 16682338
Article link: Curr Biol.

Genes referenced: actl6a

External Resources:

Bohnsack, 2006, Pubmed, Xenbase

Xenbase: The Xenopus laevis and X. tropicalis resource.
Version: 4.9.0
Major funding for Xenbase is provided by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, grant P41 HD064556