Cutting actin with light

November 18th, 2019 by Qian Chen

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 18 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0410-7

Actin cytoskeletal structures are essential for many cellular processes, and cofilin is a key protein for the assembly of these highly dynamic structures. A new cofilin construct enables precise optogenetic control of actin assembly in live cells.