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Microtubule Motors in Cell and Tissue Function

Handbook of Physiology, Cell Physiology

  1. Michael P. Sheetz

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp140113

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Sheetz, M. P. 2011. Microtubule Motors in Cell and Tissue Function. Comprehensive Physiology. 557–562.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Why Motors—and Where—in Tissues?
  • 2
    Basic Cellular Motor Mechanisms
  • 3
    Organization of Microtubules in Tissues
  • 4
    Organelle-Motor Complexes
  • 5
    Microtubule Motor Structure
  • 6
    Mechanism of Conversion of ATP Energy into Motility
  • 7
    Summary