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Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. The assembly of actin filaments through the polymerization of actin monomers must be fine-tuned by the cell. In a Perspective, De La Cruz and Pollard explain exciting new findings (Otterbein et al.) showing that ATP hydrolysis and release of a phosphate group results in one segment of actin switching from a strand to a helical conformation. This conformation change favors the interaction of certain regulatory proteins--which regulate both actin polymerization and filament disassembly--with actin monomers and filaments.

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      NSDL,ADP-actin,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,actin,ATP hydrolysis,actin polymerization,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722030754580T

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