PerspectiveBiochemistry

Pressing Levers or Pulling Strings?

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Science  12 Dec 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5908, pp. 1647-1648
DOI: 10.1126/science.1168178

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Summary

The unique stalk of the molecular motor protein dynein may serve as a smart tether rather than as a lever during motion along microtubules.