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Intracellular Transport

  1. Robert A Cross

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003953



How to Cite

Cross, R. A. 2006. Intracellular Transport. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Marie Curie Research Institute Surrey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


Eukaryotic cells transport packets of components (membrane-bounded vesicles and organelles, protein rafts, mRNA, chromosomes) to particular intracellular locations by attaching them to molecular motors that haul them along microtubules and actin filaments.


  • vesicle transport;
  • organelle transport;
  • kinesin;
  • myosin;
  • dynein;
  • molecular motors