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Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2002
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Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2002
DOI 10.1186/gb-2002-3-5-reviews3007
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Sutherland K Maciver, Patrick J Hussey

Abstract

The ADF/cofilins are a family of actin-binding proteins expressed in all eukaryotic cells so far examined. Members of this family remodel the actin cytoskeleton, for example during cytokinesis, when the actin-rich contractile ring shrinks as it contracts through the interaction of ADF/cofilins with both monomeric and filamentous actin. The depolymerizing activity is twofold: ADF/cofilins sever actin filaments and also increase the rate at which monomers leave the filament's pointed end. The three-dimensional structure of ADF/cofilins is similar to a fold in members of the gelsolin family of actin-binding proteins in which this fold is typically repeated three or six times; although both families bind polyphosphoinositide lipids and actin in a pH-dependent manner, they share no obvious sequence similarity. Plants and animals have multiple ADF/cofilin genes, belonging in vertebrates to two types, ADF and cofilins. Other eukaryotes (such as yeast, Acanthamoeba and slime moulds) have a single ADF/cofilin gene. Phylogenetic analysis of the ADF/cofilins reveals that, with few exceptions, their relationships reflect conventional views of the relationships between the major groups of organisms.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 169 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
Germany 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Unknown 159 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 21%
Researcher 34 20%
Student > Master 22 13%
Student > Bachelor 19 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Other 24 14%
Unknown 20 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 73 43%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 7%
Neuroscience 8 5%
Physics and Astronomy 4 2%
Other 14 8%
Unknown 22 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2009.
All research outputs
#3,624,132
of 12,486,858 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#2,054
of 2,835 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#77,982
of 268,894 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#44
of 49 outputs
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