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Electron Tomography and Simulation of Baculovirus Actin Comet Tails Support a Tethered Filament Model of Pathogen Propulsion

  • Jan Mueller,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Julia Pfanzelter,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Christoph Winkler,

    Affiliations: RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria

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  • Akihiro Narita,

    Affiliations: Nagoya University, Graduate School of Sciences, Structural Biology Research Center and Division of Biological Sciences, Nagoya, Japan, Nagoya University JST PRESTO, 4-1-8 Honcho Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan

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  • Christophe Le Clainche,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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  • Maria Nemethova,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Marie-France Carlier,

    Affiliation: Laboratoire d'Enzymologie et Biochimie Structurales, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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  • Yuichiro Maeda,

    Affiliation: Nagoya University, Graduate School of Sciences, Structural Biology Research Center and Division of Biological Sciences, Nagoya, Japan

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  • Matthew D. Welch,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Taro Ohkawa,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Christian Schmeiser,

    Affiliations: RICAM, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Vienna, Austria

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  • Guenter P. Resch,

    Affiliation: Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH, Vienna, Austria

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  • J. Victor Small mail

    Vic.small@imba.oeaw.ac.at

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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  • Published: January 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001765

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