Motor proteins: Kinesin’s gait captured

February 29th, 2016 by Erwin J G Peterman

Nature Chemical Biology 12, 206 (2016). doi:10.1038/nchembio.2038

Author: Erwin J G Peterman

Kinesin is a motor protein that drives intracellular transport by stepping along microtubules in a hand-over-hand manner. Advanced dark-field microscopy has made it possible to capture the gait of this motor with unprecedented resolution.