Tug-of-war of microtubule filaments at the boundary of a kinesin- and dynein-patterned surface


Intracellular cargo is transported by multiple motor proteins. Because of the force balance of motors with mixed polarities, cargo moves bidirectionally to achieve biological functions. Here, we propose a microtubule gliding assay for a tug-of-war study of kinesin and dynein. A boundary of the two motor groups is created by photolithographically patterning… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/srep05281


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