Determinants of molecular motor directionality.
Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)
Work over the past two years has led to a breakthrough in our understanding of the molecular basis of the directionality of the kinesin motor proteins. This breakthrough has come first from the reversal of directionality of the kinesin-related motor Ncd, followed closely by the reversal of kinesin's directionality and the finding that the Ncd 'neck' can convert Ncd or kinesin, which are intrinsically plus-end-directed microtubule motors, into a minus-end motor. These findings raise several outstanding questions, foremost, how does the neck function in motor directionality?
- Endow, SA
- October 1999
Volume / Issue
- 1 / 6
Start / End Page
- E163 - E167
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