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dynein

[dī′nē·ən]
(cell and molecular biology)
A large enzyme complex that hydrolyzes adenosine triphosphate to provide energy to power retrograde [from (+) to (-)] transport along microtubules.
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There is a wide spectrum of dynein arm defects, ranging from partial to complete absence.
I lived my life from between the pages of Campbell's Biology, 7th edition, and I regretted every moment spent studying metabolic pathways and dynein arms.
Afzelius and colleagues showed that in people with Kartagener syndrome, certain cilia are missing protein structures called the dynein arms, which make up the motor that allows the cilia to move.
Similarly, biflagellate sperms commonly observed in fish from location III were also detected with lack of dynein arms in humans, by Baccetti et al.