N-terminal kinesins: Many and various

Marcin J. Wozniak, Roy Milner, Viki Allan

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    Molecular motors are a fascinating group of proteins that have vital roles in a huge variety of cellular processes. They all share the ability to produce force through the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate, and fall into classes groups: the kinesins, myosins and the dyneins. The kinesin superfamily itself can be split into three major groups depending on the position of the motor domain, which is localized N-terminally, C-terminally, or internally. This review focuses on the N-terminal kinesins, providing a brief overview of their roles within the cell, and illustrating recent key developments in our understanding of how these proteins function. Copyright © Blackwell Munksgaard 2004.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)400-410
    Number of pages10
    JournalTraffic (Malden): the international journal of intracellular transport
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


    • Cargo binding
    • Cytokinesis
    • Kinesin
    • Microtubules
    • Mitosis
    • Neurons
    • Transport of N-terminal kinesins


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