Chapter 20. The Role of Dynein in Disease

  1. Prof. Dr. Manfred Schliwa
  1. Richard B. Vallee1 and
  2. Chin-Yin Tai2

Published Online: 27 APR 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527601503.ch20

Molecular Motors

Molecular Motors

How to Cite

Vallee, R. B. and Tai, C.-Y. (2002) The Role of Dynein in Disease, in Molecular Motors (ed M. Schliwa), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527601503.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Adolf-Butenandt-Institut, Zellbiologie, Schillerstrasse 42, 80336 München, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pathology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, P & S 15-409, 630 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 377 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2004
  2. Published Print: 12 DEC 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305940

Online ISBN: 9783527601509



  • dynein;
  • axonemal defects;
  • cytoplasmic dynein;
  • retinitis pigmentosa;
  • lissencephaly


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Dynein Functional and Structural Classes

  • Diseases Associated with Axonemal Defects

  • Role of a Cytoplasmic Dynein Light Chain in Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Role of Cytoplasmic Dynein in the Smooth Brain Disease Lissencephaly