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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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MYK-224 selectively targets cardiac myosin, the heart's motor protein, with the aim of normalizing contractility and filling.
One motor protein might leap ahead while another momentarily scrambles backwards.
Homma et al., "Interaction between the motor protein prestin and the transporter protein VAPA," Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research, vol.
(15) Finally, we found the motA and motB genes, which encode flagellar motor protein MotA and MotB, respectively, and build the flagellar-motor supramolecular complex stator.
OHC electromotility is powered by a motor protein called prestin, which resides in the lateral membrane of OHCs.
The 2016 edition of the esteemed series features lengthy articles on the fluid mechanics of heart valve replacements and pyroclastic density currents, and the dynamics of vortex pairs, microtubules, and motor protein assemblies.
Compared with normal fibroblasts, cancer-associated fibroblasts pull harder on connective fibers, thanks partly to increased activity of a motor protein called myosin 11.
A kinesin is another motor protein found in eukaryotic cells.
Cardiac myosin is the cytoskeletal motor protein in the cardiac muscle cell that is directly responsible for converting chemical energy into the mechanical force resulting in cardiac contraction.
(1995) The fastest actin-based motor protein from the green algae, Chara, and its distinct mode of interaction with actin.
Now, researchers have identified the mechanism by which a single amino acid change can disrupt the normal functioning of one of the critical components of that physiology-a molecular motor protein called myo1c, which resides in the cochlea of the inner ear.
A kinesin like calmodulin binding protein (KCBP) is a unique microtubule motor protein originally discovered in flowering plants that contains two microtubule-binding sites, myosin tail homology, and a regulatory calcium/ calmodulin-binding domain.