actin

Definitions

  • "THAT'S PLAY-ACTIN', THAT IS—AND I DON'T 'OLD WITH IT NOHOW!"
    "THAT'S PLAY-ACTIN', THAT IS—AND I DON'T 'OLD WITH IT NOHOW!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n actin one of the proteins into which actomyosin can be split; can exist in either a globular or a fibrous form
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Quotations

  • Brian Tracy
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    “When you engage in systematic, purposeful actin, using and stretching your abilities to the maximum, you cannot help but feel positive and confident abut yourself.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “The more there are riots, the more repressive actin will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.”

Usage

In literature:

Actin' out a little play jest as if a company of dolls had come to life, talkin' and actin'.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Small as the flame was, it was actinically much more powerful than the brighter phosphorescence of the fungi behind them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
I got a lot of chores to do yet, deliverin' butter, an' the car's actin' up uncertain.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
I do like to see a minister actin' like a human being!
"Duncan Polite" by Marian Keith
For a reckless dare-devil he was actin' mighty fidgety.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Ed has bin actin out on the stage for many years.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
Then it turns up that Standish's office was actin' for Devereux.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
The street in all this neighborhood burst into a brilliant actinic glare.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
I be actin' like a plum fool.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Actin' as maid is one of the best things I do around my five rooms, if you count the bath, so I answered it.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
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In poetry:

I saw I'd made a clumsy break;
An' tied to cover it with talk
Of anything, for old Blair's sake.
He don't reply; but when I'd walk
Outside he says, "What's this I hear
About the mill boys actin' queer?"
"Old Bob Blair" by C J Dennis
I own I used me nut. Fer marriage brings
Experience to stop yeh actin' rash.
I've missed the step before through rushin' things,
An' come a crash.
I planned it out all careful frum the start;
Me taticks was a reel fine work uv art.
"The Also-Ran" by C J Dennis
Young Dick, the Dusty, wasn't half as cheeky as of old;
The men were actin' friendly-like, but I kept kind of cold
An' distant, as becomes a bloke who's scored a knock-out thump -
Till just approachin' dinner time; an' then I got my bump.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis
I puts it to yeh: Wuz we actin' fair?
Wot more could neighbors do to cheer a bloke?
We knoo they 'e 'ad troubles fer to bear,
An' jes called in to 'ave a friendly joke.
An', though we tempted 'im with 'am an' froot,
'E wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis
If I'd been right, I might have known there's somehting in the air
By the way the blokes were actin'; but a fat lot did I care.
Swell visions an' the deadly pip was what was wrong with me.
I slung a word to my old dog, an' we trudged home to tea.
"The Vision" by C J Dennis

In news:

Interactions between Myosin and Actin Crosslinkers Control Cytokinesis Contractility Dynamics and Mechanics.
Basal Cell Skin Cancer Shown to Be Caused by Actinic Keratoses.
Coli bacteria and then placed the bacteria in dishes containing extracts of host cells, complete with actin.
Ibidi's LifeAct products are designed for undisturbed visualization of actin cytoskeleton organization and dynamics.
The company's LifeAct actin marker binds to the structure protein without constraining its activity.
That is, their initial cell lines arose lacking the alphasmooth muscle actin (aSMA) protein marker, the hallmark of a myofibroblast.
Actin OUT with ClathrIN p263.
Drosophila Anterior-Posterior Polarity Requires Actin-Dependent PAR-1 Recruitment to the Oocyte Posterior.
'Magic Mike' star in final negotiations for Cassavetes actin pic.
Loca People tweeted us pictures of them actin' a fool while listening to the TRAFFIC JAM .15 SECONDS OF FAME START NOW.
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In science:

Mechanics of F-actin characterized using nanofabricated cantilevers. Biophys. J.
Long-range forces extending from polymer-gel surfaces
We present a statistical mechanical study of stiff polymers, motivated by experiments on actin filaments and the considerable current interest in polymer networks.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
The theoretical predictions presented here can be tested against single molecule experiments on neurofilaments and cytoskeletal filaments like actin and microtubules.
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
While the entire range of β is of biological interest, in this paper we focus attention on rigid filaments such as actin filaments and microtubules which constitute the cytoskeletal structure and serve as tracks for motor proteins like myosin and kinesin[2, 3].
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
In future, we would like to investigate buckling of stiff filaments like actin in greater detail .
Elasticity of Stiff Biopolymers
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