Bending-induced switching of dynein activity in elastase-treated axonemes of sea urchin sperm--roles of Ca2+ and ADP.


Flagellar beating is caused by microtubule sliding, driven by the activity of dynein, between adjacent two of the nine doublet microtubules. An essential process in the regulation of dynein is to alternate its activity (switching) between the two sides of the central pair microtubules. The switching of dynein activity can be detected, in an in vitro system… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cm.20360