Motor Proteins: It Runs in the Family, but at Different Speeds.

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Summary of "Motor Proteins: It Runs in the Family, but at Different Speeds."

The velocity of intraflagellar transport among evolutionarily distant organisms differs substantially, while the transport machinery is well conserved. A new in vitro study finds that the velocity difference is encoded in the motor proteins driving transport.


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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R282-R285


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