Identification and molecular characterization of a yeast myosin I.

  title={Identification and molecular characterization of a yeast myosin I.},
  author={Holly V. Goodson and James A Spudich},
  journal={Cell motility and the cytoskeleton},
  volume={30 1},
The family of myosin motors is comprised of numerous classes distributed among a diverse set of organisms and cell types. We have identified an unconventional myosin gene (MYO3) in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and show that it is member of a subclass of unconventional myosin proteins originally found only in the amoeboid organisms Dictyostelium and Acanthamoeba. Identification of this protein in these genetically and morphologically divergent organisms suggests that it will be ubiquitous… CONTINUE READING