Molecular Motors

Methods and Protocols

  • Ann O. Sperry

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 392)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joseph M. Chalovich
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jason Stumpff, Jeremy Cooper, Sarah Domnitz, Ayana T. Moore, Kathleen E. Rankin, Mike Wagenbach et al.
    Pages 37-49
  4. Gerardo Morfini, Gustavo Pigino, Scott T. Brady
    Pages 51-69
  5. Ken-ichi Wakabayashi, Miho Sakato, Stephen M. King
    Pages 71-83
  6. Yuguo Zhang, Rong Wang, Holly Jefferson, Ann O. Sperry
    Pages 97-116
  7. Julian A. Guttman, Kuljeet S. Vaid, A. Wayne Vogl
    Pages 159-170
  8. Takayuki Nishizaka, Kana Mizutani, Tomoko Masaike
    Pages 171-181
  9. Ryan L. Karcher, D. William Provance Jr., Peter G. Gillespie, John A. Mercer
    Pages 231-240
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 241-247

About this book


Molecular motor proteins comprise three protein superfamilies: kinesins, dyneins and myosins. Together, these proteins produce force for movement in an incredibly wide variety of cellular processes including vesicular transport, cell division, nuclear migration, muscle contraction, mechanochemical transduction, among others. In addition, molecular motors are expressed in both simple eukaryotes and in a tissue specific manner in higher cells. This methods volume explores the extreme functional and structural diversity of molecular motors and presents methods relevant to each motor family. In addition, it describes techniques directed at motors that fall outside of the 3 characterized families (i.e. dynamin and F1ATPase). This volume of the Methods in Molecular Biology series is an essential reference for cell biologists examining the function of motor proteins in a range of model organisms using both in vitro and in vivo techniques. This volume is a valuble source for biochemists and molecular biologists as well.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ann O. Sperry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-665-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-490-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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