kinesin


kinesin
Cytoplasmic protein (110 kD) that is responsible for moving vesicles and particles towards the distal (plus) end of microtubules. Differs from cytoplasmic dynein (MAP1C) in the direction in which it moves and its relative insensitivity to vanadate. It has two heavy chains and two light chains. A large number of related gene products are believed to be motor proteins active in mitosis.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Kinesin — bezeichnet eine Gruppe von Motorproteinen in eukaryotischen Zellen. In Kooperation mit anderen Motorproteinen, wie Myosin und Dynein sind sie wesentlich am intrazellulären Transport von biologischen Lasten wie z. B. Biomakromolekülen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kinesin — Animation of kinesin walking on a microtubule The kinesin dimer attaches to, and mo …   Wikipedia

  • Kinesin 13 — The Kinesin 13 Family are a subfamily of the molecular motor proteins known as kinesins. Most kinesins transport materials or cargo around the cell while traversing along microtubule polymer tracks with the help of ATP hydrolysis created energy.… …   Wikipedia

  • Kinesin 8 — The Kinesin 8 Family are a subfamily of the molecular motor proteins known as kinesins. Most kinesins transport materials or cargo around the cell while traversing along microtubule polymer tracks with the help of ATP hydrolysis created energy.… …   Wikipedia

  • kinesin — A motor protein associated with microtubules; participates in the ATP dependent transport of vesicles and other entities; directs anterograde axonal transport. * * * ki·ne·sin ki nē sən n an ATPase similar to dynein that functions as a motor… …   Medical dictionary

  • kinesin — noun Any of a class of proteins that convert chemical into mechanical energy and power the movement of vesicles and organelles along microtubules …   Wiktionary

  • Kinesin — Ki|ne|sin [griech. kíne̅sis = Bewegung; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e: ein zelluläres Enzym vom MG 360 000, das die bei der ATP Hydrolyse freigesetzte Energie zum Transport von Zellorganellen innerhalb der Nervenfasern nutzt …   Universal-Lexikon

  • kinesin — ki·ne·sin …   English syllables

  • kinesin — kiˈnēsə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: Greek kinēsis movement, motion + English in more at kinesis : an ATPase similar to dynein that regulates the intracellular transport especially of cell organelles and molecules (as mitochondria and proteins) along… …   Useful english dictionary

  • KNS — kinesin …   Medical dictionary


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