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Biology

Actin in axons: contributions to dynamics and mechanics 
 
Thu, May 18, 2017,   04:00 PM to 05:00 PM at Seminar Room 34, 2nd Floor, Main Building

Pramod Pullarkat
Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

The talk will cover two ongoing experiments that reveal unexpected roles played by f-actin in axons. The first part will discuss dynamics f-actin in artificially pulled membrane nano-tubes which leads to myosin-II free contractility. The second part will cover mechanical perturbation experiments that show f-actin to be the main resistive component to mechanical stretch in axons.

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