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Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1998 Feb;10(1):80-6.

Myosins: matching functions with motors.

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Department of Cell Biology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

Abstract

It is an exciting time to be studying myosins and their roles in the function of cells and organisms. Past efforts aimed at finding new members of this family have now given way to a focus on identifying individual functions for each motor protein. These actin-based motors are now known to be intimately involved in the following processes: neurosensory function; vesicle trafficking; determinant partitioning; and cortical function. The following article reviews the inroads made into the functions of myosins in these processes over the past several years.

PMID:
9484598
DOI:
10.1016/s0955-0674(98)80089-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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