Microtubule motors and movements

Microtubule motors and movements - The movement of kinesin...

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Microtubule motors and movements Two large families of motor proteins are the: o kinesins o dyneins These motor proteins power the variety of movements in which microtubules participate. [energy derived from repeated cycles of ATP hydrolysis]. They bind, release, and then re-bind to the microtubule. Kinesin moves along microtubules toward the plus end and dynein moves toward the minus end.
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Unformatted text preview: The movement of kinesin transports vesicles and organelles away from the cell body. Dynein moves organelles back in the opposite direction. The transport of membrane vesicles and organelles through the cytoplasm is a major role played by microtubules....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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