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Endocytic vesicles move at the tips of actin tails in cultured mast cells

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Figure 1: Tails of F-actin move through live RBL cells.
Figure 2: Actin tails propel pinosomes.


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This work was supported by the Schweizerische Krebsliga and the Swiss National Science Foundation, by a European Commission grant and by the Max Planck Society. C.J.M. was the recipient of an EMBO short-term fellowship. We thank T. Soldati and T. Lang for comments on the manuscript.

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Merrifield, C., Moss, S., Ballestrem, C. et al. Endocytic vesicles move at the tips of actin tails in cultured mast cells . Nat Cell Biol 1, 72–74 (1999).

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