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Dynein and Kinesin

  1. Aaron B Bowman,
  2. Lawrence SB Goldstein

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000677



How to Cite

Bowman, A. B. and Goldstein, L. S. 2001. Dynein and Kinesin. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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The microtubule-based motors of the kinesin and dynein superfamilies mediate intracellular transport and cilia/flagella motility within eukaryotic cells.


  • kinesin;
  • dynein;
  • cilia and flagella motility;
  • organelle transport;
  • microtubule-based motors