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Microsymposium 6

Microsymposium 6: Cellular Regulation of the Cytoskeleton

1:50 pm-3:00 pm
Microsymposia Room 2, Learning Center, Hall C
Moderator: Ashley Lakoduk, University of Texas Southwestern Med Center, Dallas

1:50 pm   E36    Non-centrosomal microtubules and not the centrosome control endothelial cell polarity and sprouting angiogenesis. M. Martin1, A. Veloso2, J. Wu1, F. Dequiedt2, E. Katrukha1, A. Akhmanova1; 1Cell Biology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2GIGA-Molecular Biology in Diseases , University of Liège, Liege, Belgium

2:00 pm   E37    Non-random γ-TuNA-dependent spatial patterning of microtubule nucleation at the Golgi. A.A. Sanders1, K. Chang1, X. Zhu1, R.J. Thoppil1, W.R. Holmes2, I. Kaverina1; 1Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2:10 pm   E38    The mitotic spindle is chiral due to torques generated by motor proteins. J. Simunic1, B. Polak1, M. Novak2, Z. Boban2, B. Kuzmić1, N. Pavin2, I.M. Tolić1; 1Division of Molecular Biology, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, 2Department of Physics , Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

2:20 pm   E39    Inhibitable kinesin motors to study intracellular trafficking. M.F. Engelke1, B. Waas1, B.L. Allen1, K.J. Verhey1; 1Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI

2:30 pm   E40    Two isoforms of myosin-II cooperate to organize the fission yeast cytokinetic ring for maximal tension production. S. Wang1, H.F. Chin2, S. Thiyagarajan1, E. Karatekin3, T.D. Pollard4, B. O’Shaughnessy2; 1Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, 3Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 4Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2:40 pm   E41    A novel role for nonmuscle myosin II monomers in regulation of focal adhesion dynamics. M. Shutova1, T.M. Svitkina1; 1Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2:50 pm   E42    B cell mechanosensing: is it a myth? S. Shaheen1, Z. Wan1, Z. Li1, W. LIU1; 1School of Life Sciences, Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

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