Actin polymerisation and depolymerisation are crucial processes in cell biology. These assembly and disassembly dynamics generate protrusive forces involved in numerous cellular events (membrane scission, endocytosis or Golgi remodeling, lamellipodia and filopodia…). Other biological processes (adhesion, cytokinesis and cortex dynamics…) also involve such dynamics together with actin-myosin contractility in a higher level of complexity and interactions.
Cytoskeletal research and in particular the analysis of its dynamics is quite challenging. The need for deciphering more in details these physiological processes and to evaluate the contribution of each of the “players” have generate huge expectations in terms of research tools.
In this post, I invite you to discover the Next Generation of research tools in Actin Dynamics studies with the new Lamellipodial Growth Promoter (BPA).