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Models for the Structure and Kinetics of Actin Filaments

Leah Edelstein-Keshet
University of British Columbia
Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will highlight some recent work on the dynamic models of actin structure. I will describe work in collaboration with G.B. Ermentrout on the polymerization dynamics of actin, and discuss work in my group (with A Spiros, G. Civelekoglu, and A. Mogilner) on the associations of filaments into bundles and gels. I will also mention some recent ideas about the way that signal transduction systems affect actin dynamics in the cell.

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1998-1999 Mathematics in Biology