Motor Proteins: Myosin Mechanosensors

Yee Seir Kee, Douglas N. Robinson

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Abstract

Mechanosensation is emerging as a general principle of myosin motors. As demonstrated in a recent study, the single-headed myosin I molecule is an exquisite mechanosensor, able to sense strain over a very small force range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R860-R862
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume18
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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