Biophysical properties of dynein in vivo

George T. Shubeita, Babu J.N. Reddy, Steven P. Gross

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This chapter discusses what is known about dynein function in vivo, especially with regards to biophysical properties such as force production, velocity and travel distances, and also how such functions are regulated. Dynein frequently works in ensembles, e.g. with multiple motors and co-factors working together to transport a cargo. The chapter discusses how regulation that directly targets single-molecule properties ultimately alters ensemble function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDyneins
Subtitle of host publicationDynein Mechanics, Dysfunction, and Disease: Second Edition
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128097014
ISBN (Print)9780128094709
StatePublished - Nov 28 2017


  • Dynactin
  • Dynein
  • Group function
  • Lis1
  • Multiple motors
  • NudE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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