UMR 5672

logo de l'ENS de Lyon
logo du CNRS logo UCBL
You are here: Home / Seminars / Colloquium / Disordered actomyosin contracts in unexpected ways

Disordered actomyosin contracts in unexpected ways

Martin Lenz (LPTMS)
When Feb 01, 2016
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Amphi. Schrödinger
Attendees Martin Lenz
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

The motion of living cells is in large part due to the interaction of semi-flexible actin filaments (F-actin) and myosin molecular motors, which induce the relative sliding of F-actin. It is often assumed that
this simple sliding is sufficient to account for all actomyosin-based motion. While this is correct in our highly organized striated muscle, we question the application of this dogma to less ordered actomyosin systems, thus reexamining a cornerstone of our understanding of cellular motion.

More information about this event…