12. The Actin Cytoskeleton

  1. Ivan R. Nabi
  1. Jonathan A. Kelber and
  2. Richard L. Klemke

Published Online: 31 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch12

Cellular Domains

Cellular Domains

How to Cite

Kelber, J. A. and Klemke, R. L. (2011) The Actin Cytoskeleton, in Cellular Domains (ed I. R. Nabi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118015759.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. UCSD School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA 92093-0612, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470595442

Online ISBN: 9781118015759



  • cytoskeletal domains, and actin cytoskeleton - abundant protein in cells, all eukaryotes;
  • actin cytoskeleton, cellular scaffold - cytoplasmic and membrane proteins, interaction;
  • actin cytoskeleton, dynamic structural and signaling scaffold - and mechanosensing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Historical Perspectives

  • Molecular Composition of the Domain

  • Functional Implications and Roles for Domain Organization

  • Future Perspectives

  • Abbreviations

  • References