Motor Proteins and Movement

  • Engelbert Buxbaum


The cell skeleton forms a scaffold, along which motor proteins can move. These proteins convert the chemical energy of ATP-hydrolysis into mechanical energy. Movement is unidirectional, either from minus to plus or vice versa. The most important systems are microfilament /myosin and microtubule /kinesin and -dynamin .


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  • Engelbert Buxbaum
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  1. 1.KevelaerGermany

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