Assembly and dynamics of myofibrils

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We review some of the problems in determining how myofibrils may be assembled and just as importantly how this contractile structure may be renewed by sarcomeric proteins moving between the sarcomere and the cytoplasm. We also address in this personal review the recent evidence that indicates that the assembly and dynamics of myofibrils are conserved whether the cells are analyzed in situ or in tissue culture conditions. We suggest that myofibrillogenesis is a fundamentally conserved process, comparable to protein synthesis, mitosis, or cytokinesis, whether examined in situ or in vitro. Copyright © 2010 JosephW. Sanger et al.




Sanger, J. W., Wang, J., Fan, Y., White, J., & Sanger, J. M. (2010). Assembly and dynamics of myofibrils. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

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