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  • n. Any of a class of proteins that convert chemical into mechanical energy and power the movement of vesicles and organelles along microtubules

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Examples

  • This is the FedEx delivery guy of the cell: this little guy is called the kinesin, and he pulls a sack that's full of brand new manufactured proteins to wherever it's needed in the cell -- whether it's to a membrane, whether it's to an organelle, whether it's to build something or repair something.

    David Bolinsky animates a cell

  • Another kind of motor, known as kinesin, moves things away from the nucleus and toward the cell periphery.

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  • The researchers created high-resolution snapshots of a protein motor, called kinesin, as it walked along a microtubule, which are tube-shaped structures that form a cell's "skeleton."

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  • 4SC-205 is an oral inhibitor of the kinesin spindle protein Eg5 (also known as kinesin-5, KIF11), a motor protein that has been shown to be of crucial importance for proper cell division (mitosis) by mediating chromosome separation to the daughter cells.

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  • Two fundamental components of life's building blocks are DNA, which encodes instructions for making proteins, and motor proteins, such as kinesin, which are part of a cell's transportation system.

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  • Optical tweezers have also helped further our understanding of how "motor proteins" such as kinesin and myosin convert chemical energy into work.

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  • This novel dimeric motor mechanism differs from that of dimeric motors such as kinesin and dimeric helicases that processively translocate unidirectionally and reflects the unique challenges faced by motors that move nucleosomes. can view articles published from 1997 to the current issue.

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  • Microtubules and associated motor proteins such as kinesin are envisioned for applications such as bioseparation and molecular sorting to powering hybrid synthetic mechanical devices.

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  • One of the major systems is the microtubule-based transport system along which kinesin and dynein motor proteins generate force and drive the traffic of many cellular components.

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  • Primary structure and interaction with kinesin heavy chain.

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