Wound healing: The power of the purse string.

Journal Article

Recently, Xenopus oocytes have been shown to repair wounds using a contractile system composed of actin and myosin-II. The work underscores the importance of actin-based myosin-II contractility in cellular and supracellular 'purse strings' that function in diverse biological processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kiehart, DP

Published Date

  • August 26, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 16

Start / End Page

  • R602 - R605

PubMed ID

  • 10469588

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England