© 1994


Biophysics, Biochemistry, and Cell Biology

  • James E. Estes
  • Paul J. Higgins

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 358)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Basic Properties of the Actin Molecule and Actin-Based Microfilament Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Monique M. Tirion, Daniel ben-Avraham, Kenneth C. Holmes
      Pages 3-12
    3. B. D. Hambly, P. Kießling, C. G. dos Remedios
      Pages 25-34
    4. Lewis C. Gershman, Lynn A. Selden, Henry J. Kinosian, James E. Estes
      Pages 35-49
    5. Lynn A. Selden, Henry J. Kinosian, James E. Estes, Lewis C. Gershman
      Pages 51-57
    6. Marie-France Carlier, Catherine Valentin-Ranc, Cecile Combeau, Stephane Fievez, Dominique Pantoloni
      Pages 71-81
  3. Actin-Associated Proteins and Control of Filament-Based Assembly-Disassembly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Albrecht Wegner, Klaus Aktories, Andrea Ditsch, Ingo Just, Beate Schoepper, Norma Selve et al.
      Pages 97-104
    3. Lawrence E. Crawford, Robert W. Tucker, Alan W. Heldman, Pascal J. Goldschmidt-Clermont
      Pages 105-112
    4. Shigeko Yamashiro, Kyonsoo Yoshida, Yoshihiko Yamakita, Fumio Matsumura
      Pages 113-122
  4. Cellular Functions of the Microfilament System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Julie A. Theriot
      Pages 133-145
    3. Avri Ben-Ze’ev, José Luis Rodríguez Fernández, Ursula Glück, Daniela Salomon, Benjamin Geiger
      Pages 147-157
    4. Suzanne B. Schwartz, Paul J. Higgins, Ayyappan K. Rajasekaran, Lisa Staiano-Coico
      Pages 169-181

About this book


During the period August 5-9, 1992, and immediately preceding the 1992 Gordon Research Conference on Motile and Contractile Systems, the "Third International Conference on the Structure and Function of Ubiquitous Cellular Protein Actin" was held at the Emma Willard School in Troy, New York, under the title "ACTIN '92". This conference focused on the fundamental properties and cellular functions of actin and actin­ based microfilament systems. The first conference in this series was held in 1982, in Sydney, Australia, and hosted by Dr. Cristobal G. dos Remedios and Dr. Julian A. Barden, both from the University of Sydney (New South Wales, Austrailia). The second conference convened in Monza, Italy in June 1987, and was organized by Dr. Roberto Colombo, University of Milan (Italy). This third gathering of researchers devoted to the study of actin and actin-associated proteins was organized by Dr. James E. Estes, Albany Stratton V A Medical Center and Dr. Paul 1. Higgins, Albany Medical College, who were assisted by an Organizing Committee consisting of Dr. Edward D. Korn (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH), Dr. Thomas P. Stossel (Massachusetts General Hospital), Dr. Fumio Matsumura (Rutgers University), and Dr. Stephen Farmer (Boston University). This meeting was dedicated to the many pioneering contributions of Professor Fumio Oosawa to the field of actin research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James E. Estes
    • 1
  • Paul J. Higgins
    • 2
  1. 1.VA Medical CenterAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Albany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA

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