Methods to Study the Interactions of the Dynein Light Chains and Intermediate Chains
The cargo-binding domain of the cytoplasmic dynein complex consists of an intermediate chain, a light-intermediate chain, and three families of light chains. These five subunits form the base of the dynein complex. Variations in the composition and interactions of these subunits play an important role for selecting a particular cargo and regulating dynein function. By using several complementary binding methods, we have investigated the protein-protein interaction in the cargo-binding domain of the cytoplasmic dynein.
Key WordsCytoplasmic dynein motor protein microtubule cytoskeleton intermediate chain light chain protein-protein interaction