Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
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Sellers, J. R. 2006. Myosins. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
Myosins are molecular motors that move or interact with actin filaments to perform a variety of functions in cells. The multiple myosin genes in humans contain a conserved motor domain that harbors the machinery needed to interact with actin and hydrolyze ATP. Other functional domains exist to determine the localization and anchoring of the molecule.
- molecular motor;