Septin2 is not associated with actin in moving or ruffling cells. (A) DIC image of moving NRK cells in an experimentally wounded monolayer. Note the leading edges of the cells contain actin (green), but Septin2 (red) is completely missing. (B) Septin2 forms ring-like structures in the body of moving cells comparable to rings observed after latrunculin treatment (compare Fig. 1C). (C) In ruffling cells growing on lysine-coated coverslips Septin2 (red) is detectable in the cell body, whereas actin (green) is concentrated in ruffles. (D) Ruffles are also positive for endogenous Rac1 (green), but Septin2 (red) is clearly missing. (E) In the cell body of ruffling cells Septin2 (red) forms O- and C-shaped ring-like structures, which are not associated with actin (green, stained with phallacidin). Bars, 5 μm.