Full-length myosin Va exhibits altered gating during processive movement on actin.

Myosin Va (myoV) is a processive molecular motor that transports intracellular cargo along actin tracks with each head taking multiple 72-nm hand-over-hand steps. This stepping behavior was observed with a constitutively active, truncated myoV, in which the autoinhibitory interactions between the globular tail and motor domains (i.e., heads) that regulate… CONTINUE READING