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Sci. STKE, 2 July 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 139, p. pe30
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.139.pe30]


Cytoskeletal Proteins and Gene Regulation: Form, Function, and Signal Transduction in the Nucleus

Primal de Lanerolle* and Anthony B. Cole

Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.

Abstract: The cytoskeleton is important for controlling cell shape and cell motility and for organizing signaling complexes. Additionally, connections are being found between cytoskeletal proteins and the regulation of gene expression in the nucleus. De Lanerolle and Cole discuss new insights from plants that show that a plant member of the COOH-terminal binding protein (CtBP) and the brefeldin A adenosine diphosphate (ADP)-ribosylated subtrates (BARS) proteins, ANGUSTIFOLIA, may be a regulator of both the microtubule-based cytoskeleton and a transcriptional regulator. Additionally, they describe how actin and myosins may play similar roles in regulating gene expression in the nucleus of mammalian cells.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: primal{at}

Citation: P. de Lanerolle, A. B. Cole, Cytoskeletal Proteins and Gene Regulation: Form, Function, and Signal Transduction in the Nucleus. Sci. STKE 2002, pe30 (2002).

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