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Zahler, Stefan (2020): Nuclear actin in cancer biology. In: International review of cell and molecular biology, Vol. 355: pp. 53-66
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The presence of actin in the nucleus has been a matter of debate for many years. In recent years many important roles of actin in the nucleus (transcriptional regulation, chromatin remodeling, DNA repair, cell division, maintenance of nuclear architecture) have been identified, and the precise control of nuclear actin levels has been demonstrated. The vital importance of the actin driven processes in the cell make it highly likely that dysregulation of nuclear actin dynamics and structure can be linked to tumor induction and -progression. In this chapter I summarize our current knowledge about nuclear actin in the cancer context.