Motor proteins: kinesins influence each other through load

Curr Biol. 2010 May 25;20(10):R448-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.03.034.


What happens when two types of kinesin transport the same cargo? Each motor experiences a load coming from the others. These loads are sufficient to explain the emergent properties of the cargo's motion.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Transport / physiology
  • Kinesins / metabolism*
  • Microtubules / metabolism
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Motor Proteins / metabolism*


  • Molecular Motor Proteins
  • Kinesins