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Actin, cofilin and cognition

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Figure 1: Model for Rac-induced changes in actin dynamics to form a lamellipodium, based on the findings of Arber et al.3 and Yang et al.4.


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Rosenblatt, J., Mitchison, T. Actin, cofilin and cognition. Nature 393, 739–740 (1998).

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