dynein

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cytoplasmic dynein (CD) is a microtubule motor protein responsible for multiple aspects of membrane transport and chromosomal segregation during mitosis.
Cytoplasmic dynein is a multi-subunit complex consisting of two heavy chains (HC) and several intermediate (IC) and light chains (LC).
Single cytoplasmic dynein molecule movements: characterization and comparison with kinesin.

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