Cytoplasmic microtubule-based motor proteins

Dimitrios A. Skoufias, Jonathan M. Scholey

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A multitude of microtubule-based motors drives diverse forms of intracellular transport and generates forces for maintaining the dynamic structural organization of cytoplasm. Recent work has illuminated the functions and mechanisms of action of some microtubule motors, and appears to have uncovered unforeseen functional interactions between tubulin-based and actin-based systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cell Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993


  • Chinese hamster ovary
  • CHO
  • ER-endoplasmic reticulum
  • kinesin-related protein
  • KRP
  • microtubule
  • mitotic kinesin-like protein 1
  • MKLP-1
  • MT
  • PCR
  • pl-isoelectric point
  • polymerase chain reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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