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Cell. 2006 Jul 28;126(2):242-4.

Molecular motors take tension in stride.

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Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. jspudich@stanford.edu

Abstract

Mechanical tension controls the function of a wide variety of eukaryotic motor proteins. Single-molecule analyses have revealed how some of these proteins sense and respond to tension. The single motor studies on dynein by Reck-Peterson et al (2006) described in this issue pave the way to understand molecular mechanisms used by this unique machine.

PMID:
16873054
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2006.07.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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