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Motility Assays for Microtubule Motor Proteins

  1. Stephen L Rogers1,
  2. Jonathan M Scholey2

Published Online: 11 MAR 2004

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002621

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How to Cite

Rogers, S. L. and Scholey, J. M. 2004. Motility Assays for Microtubule Motor Proteins. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Davis, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2004

Abstract

Light microscopic motility assays provide critical information about the mechanism of action of motor proteins. Motility assays allow the visualization of individual motor proteins moving in vitro, and the movement of such motors as they drive microtubule-based motility events in living cells.

Keywords:

  • motility;
  • microtubule;
  • kinesin;
  • dynein;
  • microscopy