actin nucleation

id: GO:0045010
name: actin nucleation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The initial step in the formation of an actin filament, in which actin monomers combine to form a new filament. Nucleation is slow relative to the subsequent addition of more monomers to extend the filament.

Child Functions

GO:0034314Arp2/3 complex-mediated actin nucleation
GO:0070060'de novo' actin filament nucleation

Parent Functions

GO:0007015actin filament organization
GO:0030838positive regulation of actin filament polymerization