Cytoplasmic microtubule-based motor proteins

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1993 Feb;5(1):95-104. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(05)80014-6.

Abstract

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 unforseen functional interactions between tubulin-based and actin-based systems.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Actins / metabolism
  • Cell Division / physiology
  • Cytoplasm / metabolism
  • Dyneins / metabolism
  • Intracellular Membranes / metabolism
  • Kinesin / genetics
  • Kinesin / metabolism*
  • Microtubules / metabolism*
  • Movement
  • Multigene Family
  • Organelles / metabolism
  • Peptides / metabolism
  • Tubulin / metabolism

Substances

  • Actins
  • Peptides
  • Tubulin
  • Dyneins
  • Kinesin