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Microtubule-Depolymerizing Kinesins.
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PMID:  23875646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The microtubule (MT) cytoskeleton supports a broad range of cellular functions, from providing tracks for intracellular transport, to supporting movement of cilia and flagella, to segregating chromosomes in mitosis. These functions are facilitated by the organizational and dynamic plasticity of MT networks. An important class of enzymes that alters MT dynamics is the depolymerizing kinesin-like proteins, which use their catalytic activities to regulate MT end dynamics. In this review, we discuss four topics surrounding these MT-depolymerizing kinesins. We provide a historical overview of studies focused on these motors and discuss their phylogeny. In the second half, we discuss their enzymology and biophysics and give an overview of their known cellular functions. This discussion highlights the fact that MT-depolymerizing kinesins exhibit a diverse range of design principles, which in turn increases their functional versatility in cells. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology Volume 29 is October 06, 2013. Please see for revised estimates.
Claire E Walczak; Sophia Gayek; Ryoma Ohi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of cell and developmental biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1530-8995     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-7-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9600627     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Medical Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405; email:
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