Actin in the cytoskeleton

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What is the function of actin in the cytoskeleton of animal cells?

Actin makes is one of the three components of the cytoskeleton of all animal cells. Actin acts as a microfilament which can connect to organelles such as the mitochondria through adaptor proteins which allow the two to connect together. This can then be used to move the mitochondria around the cell.

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