Contact: Ellen de Graffenreid
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Caption: A photoactivatable protein enables control of cell movement in living cells. Activation of Rac in the red circle led to localized cell protrusion and translocation of the kinase PAK to the cell edge (right hand image, Pak in red).
Credit: Yi Wu, UNC-Chapel Hill.
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