Micro Rings Woven from Muscle Fibers (1 of 2) (image) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Share Print E-Mail Caption Scientists at Technische Universitaet Muenchen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen created a simple model system to investigate the fundamental principles of so-called absorbing states. The system consists of merely three components: the muscle protein actin, motor proteins responsible for transport and movement in cells and fascin molecules that cross-link the actin fibers. Credit Chair of Cellular Biophysics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.