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Nature. 1989 Nov 9;342(6246):154-8.

Movement of microtubules by single kinesin molecules.

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Department of Physiology, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Abstract

Kinesin is a motor protein that uses energy derived from ATP hydrolysis to move organelles along microtubules. Using a new technique for measuring the movement produced in vitro by individual kinesin molecules, it is shown that a single kinesin molecule can move a microtubule for several micrometers. New information about the mechanism of force generation by kinesin is presented.

PMID:
2530455
DOI:
10.1038/342154a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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