barbed end

barbed end

The portion of a non-muscle actin filament that points towards the cell membrane or sites of attachment.
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Then, after felling a monster, the barbed end can be used to tear free some precious flesh.
Filopodial growth stimulated by the myosin antagonists was cytochalasin sensitive, indicating that it is due to barbed end filament assembly.
Organelles isolated from squid axons move towards the barbed ends of actin filaments (6, 7) at 1.