The cluster size and average branching number in branched actin solutions with filament capping were evaluated. The analytic theory and simulation methods were used for the purpose. It was found that regardless of the concentration of branching stimulant, the average number of daughter branches per filament in steady state is much less than unity. In the initial stages of polymerization, much more highly branched structures were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number238102
Pages (from-to)238102-1-238102-4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 11 2004


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