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Kinesin

A microtubule-associated mechanical adenosine triphosphatase, that uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move organelles along microtubules toward the plus end of the microtubule. The protein is found in squid axoplasm, optic lobes, and in bovine brain. Bovine kinesin is a heterotetramer composed of two heavy (120 kDa) and two light (62 kDa) chains.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.040.025.193.500, D12.776.220.600.450.450, D12.776.631.560.450

MeSH Unique ID: D016547

Registry Number: EC 3.6.4.4

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