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Cell motility

Braking WAVEs

A Correction to this article was published on 26 September 2002

When cells move, they alter their internal skeleton to push membrane out at the front and pull it in at the back. New work fills in some of the gaps in our knowledge of how this process is regulated.

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Figure 1: Regulation of actin polymerization, and hence cell movement, by the WASP and WAVE proteins.



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Cory, G., Ridley, A. Braking WAVEs. Nature 418, 732–733 (2002).

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