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Microscopic Chariots Deliver Molecules Within Our Cells - Drug Discovery & Development


Drug Discovery & Development
On the cellular highway, motor proteins called dyneins rule the road. Dyneins “walk” along structures called microtubules to deliver cellular cargo, such as signaling molecules and organelles, to different parts of a cell. Without dynein on the job ...

Microscopic chariots deliver molecules within our cells - Science Daily


Science Daily
"This discovery was totally unexpected, and will change how this motor complex is represented in cell biology and biochemistry text books," says Saikat Chowdhury, PhD, a TSRI research associate and co-first author of the study. "There had been years of ...

Microscopic chariots deliver molecules within our cells - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
The dynein-dynactin complex (multi-color) motors down a microtubule (green). The four motor domains are shown in yellow. Dynactin (blue) provides the scaffold to keep the two dyneins together. Credit: Danielle Grotjohn, Lander Lab. On the cellular ...

Mucking about with myosin motor mutants

Tucson - United States

Dissecting the machine that drives muscle contraction. Approach: making mutants, studying their properties, finding second mutants that restore function to defective motors.

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Mucking About With Myosin Motor Mutants
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Investigations of the molecular machine that drives muscle contraction, cell division, and a variety of other processes in non-bacterial cells.

MRC Myosin Home Page
United Kingdom

Resources devoted to myosin and muscle biology (MRC-LMB, Cambridge).

Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control
United States

Research into the neurobiology of speech production and speech disorders (in particular stuttering), at the University of Wahington.

Motor Control Lab at McGill University
Canada

Goal of our work is to understand the neural control of orofacial and multi-joint limb movement through a combination of empirical and modeling studies.