Speed of transport of organelles or vesicles along microtubules

Value 1 μm/sec
Organism Unspecified
Reference Arhel N, Genovesio A, Kim KA, Miko S, Perret E, Olivo-Marin JC, Shorte S, Charneau P. Quantitative four-dimensional tracking of cytoplasmic and nuclear HIV-1 complexes. Nat Methods. 2006 Oct3(10):817-24PubMed ID16990814
Primary Source Apodaca G. Endocytic traffic in polarized epithelial cells: role of the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton. Traffic. 2001 Mar2(3):149-59.PubMed ID11260520
Comments The directional transport of intracellular particles such as vesicles or viruses is ensured, to varying extents, by the microtubule and actin filament cytoplasmic networks. Transport along microtubules is reportedly saltatory, with transport over distances of approx 10 µm/sec at velocities of approx 1 µm/sec (Primary source and ref 11 in article by Arhel et al)
Entered by Uri M
ID 104711