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Filopodia and lamellipodia are actin-rich protrusions important for cell motility. This electron micrograph shows exaggerated filopodia with club-like shape induced by formin mDia2 in cultured cells. These filopodia are filled with bundled actin filaments which were born in and converged from the lamellipodial network (see Yang et al., page e317).

Image Credit: Image by Lubov Czech, Tatyana Svitkina, and Changsong Yang using Adobe Photoshop software

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