Microtubule motor protein

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Microtubule motor proteins are motor proteins that move along microtubules[1].  There are two types of microtubule motor proteins; kinesins and dyneins[2]. Kinesin and dynein, the prototypes of microtubule motor proteins, move along microtubules in opposite directions—kinesin toward the plus end and dynein toward the minus end[3].

References

  1. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. New York: Garland Science; 2002.
  2. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 4th edition. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, et al. New York: Garland Science; 2002.
  3. The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 2nd edition. Cooper GM.fckLRSunderland (MA)
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