dynein

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dy·nein

 (dī′nēn′, -nē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a group of motor proteins that move along microtubules and are involved in intracellular transport of organelles and movement of cilia and flagella.

[ dyne (in reference to its association with motile structures) + -in.]

dynein

(ˈdaɪniːn)
n
a type of protein present in cells that changes chemical energy into motor energy
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Objective: The megadalton cytoplasmic dynein complex, whose motor subunit is encoded by a single gene, provides the major microtubule minus end-directed motility in cells and is essential for a wide range of processes, ranging from the transport of proteins, RNA, and membrane vesicles to nuclear migration and cell division.
Moreover, dynactin (dynein activator), another multisubunit complex, co-fractionates with cytoplasmic dynein and further is required for cytoplasmic dynein-based motility functions in vivo and in vitro.
10:00 DISSECTION OF MEMBRANE TARGETING MECHANISMS FOR CYTOPLASMIC DYNEIN Albert E.
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