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Introduction: Kinesin

Description of Kinesin

Kinesin: nonEC; one of two major motor ATPases (the other being dynein) that transport organelles along the microtubular pathways of the cytoskeleton.
Source: CRISP

Kinesin: A microtubule-associated mechanical adenosine triphosphatase, that uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move organelles along microtubules toward the plus end of the microtubule. The protein is found in squid axoplasm, optic lobes, and in bovine brain. Bovine kinesin is a heterotetramer composed of two heavy (120 kDa) and two light (62 kDa) chains. EC 3.6.1.-.
Source: MeSH 2007

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