Kinesins ignore weak forces as they carry heavy loads

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10/06/2017 10:43 AM EDT

load-bearing kinesins

Simulations detail the mechanisms of kinesins that carry cargo inside cells. Rice scientists determined the motor proteins respond best to strong forces and hardly at all to weak ones, even those applied by motors attached to the same cargo.

Full story at http://news.rice.edu/2017/10/02/kinesins-ignore-weak-forces-as-they-carry-heavy-loads-2/

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Rice University

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