271 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A Ras-like domain in the light intermediate chain bridges the dynein motor to a cargo-binding region

    Courtney M Schroeder et al.
    The dynein light intermediate chain is a member of the G protein superfamily and links the motor to several intracellular cargo adaptors.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Cytoplasmic dynein crosslinks and slides anti-parallel microtubules using its two motor domains

    Marvin E Tanenbaum et al.
    The motor domains of dynein are sufficient to crosslink microtubules and slide them antiparallel to each other.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Bidirectional helical motility of cytoplasmic dynein around microtubules

    Sinan Can et al.
    Unlike other cytoskeletal motors that produce torque in a specific direction, cytoplasmic dynein generates torque in either direction, resulting in bidirectional helical motility along microtubules.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Impaired retrograde transport of axonal autophagosomes contributes to autophagic stress in Alzheimer’s disease neurons

    Prasad Tammineni et al.
    Amyloid-β oligomers associated with Alzheimer’s disease interact with dynein motors to impair retrograde transport of autophagic vesicles in neurons.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lis1 regulates dynein by sterically blocking its mechanochemical cycle

    Katerina Toropova et al.
    Structural and functional studies reveal how a ubiquitous regulator of dynein keeps the microtubule-based motor in a persistent track-bound state.
    1. Cell Biology

    Dynein-2 intermediate chains play crucial but distinct roles in primary cilia formation and function

    Laura Vuolo et al.
    Genetic knock-outs of the dynein-2 intermediate chains reveals that both are essential for correct cilia function and transition zone organization, but play different functions in the assembly of dynein-2 motor and in primary cilia formation.
    1. Cell Biology

    Reconstitution of dynein transport to the microtubule plus end by kinesin

    Anthony J Roberts et al.
    In vitro reconstitution reveals how a system of molecules works together to transport the motor protein dynein to the start of its track.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Active contraction of microtubule networks

    Peter J Foster et al.
    Microtubule networks in frog egg extracts can spontaneously contract in a manner that can be quantitatively described by an active fluid model.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Cell Biology

    Dynamic curvature regulation accounts for the symmetric and asymmetric beats of Chlamydomonas flagella

    Pablo Sartori et al.
    The self-organised beat of cilia and flagella is dynamically regulated by curvature.
    1. Cell Biology

    The human cytoplasmic dynein interactome reveals novel activators of motility

    William B Redwine et al.
    Using a proximity-dependent labeling approach in living cells, the human cytoplasmic dynein-1 interactome was identified and a new family of dynein activators, ninein and ninein-like, was discovered.

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