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Curr Biol. 2008 Sep 23;18(18):R860-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.071.

Motor proteins: myosin mechanosensors.

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Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 725 N. Wolfe St., Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

Abstract

Mechanosensation is emerging as a general principle of myosin motors. As demonstrated in a recent study, the single-headed myosin I molecule is an exquisite mechanosensor, able to sense strain over a very small force range.

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18812080
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2008.07.071
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