Effects of Imposed Bending on Microtubule Sliding in Sperm Flagella


The movement of eukaryotic flagella is characterized by its oscillatory nature. In sea urchin sperm, for example, planar bends are formed in alternating directions at the base of the flagellum and travel toward the tip as continuous waves. The bending is caused by the orchestrated activity of dynein arms to induce patterned sliding between doublet… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2004.11.028


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