Cytoskeletal filaments in human disease

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The cytoskeleton exists in all cells, and comprises a highly dynamic and versatile network of filamentous proteins, that includes actin, microtubules, intermediate filaments, and septins. Through this cytoskeletal network, the cell is able to integrate various signals in order to coordinate its behavior, communicate with other cells, and adapt to its environment. The cytoskeleton is involved in virtually every cellular process, and aberrations of its component proteins are associated with many pathologies. A greater understanding of mechanisms underlying these disease etiologies will lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic applications. This Collection aims to collate research that advances our understanding of the components of the cytoskeleton and their function in human disease.

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  • Thomas Fath

    Macquarie University, Australia

  • Peter W. Gunning

    University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Anna M. Sokac

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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