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Origin and Evolution of the Self-Organizing Cytoskeleton in the Network of Eukaryotic Organelles.
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PMID:  25183829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The eukaryotic cytoskeleton evolved from prokaryotic cytomotive filaments. Prokaryotic filament systems show bewildering structural and dynamic complexity and, in many aspects, prefigure the self-organizing properties of the eukaryotic cytoskeleton. Here, the dynamic properties of the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cytoskeleton are compared, and how these relate to function and evolution of organellar networks is discussed. The evolution of new aspects of filament dynamics in eukaryotes, including severing and branching, and the advent of molecular motors converted the eukaryotic cytoskeleton into a self-organizing "active gel," the dynamics of which can only be described with computational models. Advances in modeling and comparative genomics hold promise of a better understanding of the evolution of the self-organizing cytoskeleton in early eukaryotes, and its role in the evolution of novel eukaryotic functions, such as amoeboid motility, mitosis, and ciliary swimming.
Gáspár Jékely
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1943-0264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101513680     Medline TA:  Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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