Molecular motor speeds in vivo and in vitro

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Reference Jonathon Howard, Mechanics of Motor Proteins and the Cytoskeleton, 2001 Sinauer Associates, Inc. chap.13 p.214-215 table 13.1
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Comments "Table 13.1 shows the in vivo speeds of several motor proteins from the myosin, dynein, and kinesin families. The range of speeds is remarkable. Even within a motor family the range is large. The quickest myosins move over one hundred times faster than the slowest myosins, those responsible for the transport of organelles and the contraction of smooth muscle. Similarly, the quickest kinesins, those responsible for organelle transport, move one hundred times faster than mitotic motors." Note that the upper page is supposed to be aligned to the left of the bottom page
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