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Amoeboid motility without actin: insights into the molecular mechanism of locomotion using the major sperm protein (MSP) of nematodes

, : Amoeboid motility without actin: insights into the molecular mechanism of locomotion using the major sperm protein (MSP) of nematodes. Biological Bulletin 194(3): 342-3; Discussion 343-4

Part of a special section of papers presented at a workshop on the mechanical, physical, and biological interactions of the cytoskeleton held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on November 15-17, 1996. The molecular mechanism of nematode sperm motility is reviewed. In nematode sperm, the cytoskeleton is based on major sperm protein rather than actin. However, the manner in which these sperm move is closely analogous to the way in which actin-based amoeboid cells move. As the molecular mechanism of nematode sperm motility involves vectorial assembly and filament binding, it is likely that these features are also involved in motility in actin-based systems. A round-table discussion addresses issues raised by the presentation.


PMID: 9664658

DOI: 10.2307/1543107

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