motor protein

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motor protein

n.
A protein, such as myosin, that converts chemical energy into mechanical energy, generating force that powers cell movement and the transport of substances and organelles within cells.
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Protein craze not just for athletes People are looking for sources of high quality protein in food and beverages and we can expect to see more scientific research showing the benefits of increased protein intake for adults, moving protein supplements away from the preserve of the gym-set and more into the everyday.
He added: "What our findings demonstrate is that this ability to polarise a cell by moving proteins within it should be taken into consideration when new antibodies are being tested as potential treatments for cancer cells.
The team discovered that AnkX adds the phosphorylcholine moiety to a host protein involved in moving proteins from the cell's endoplasmic reticulum to their cellular destinations.