Rule of thumb for speed of movement of intraflagellar transport

Value 1 μm/sec
Organism Generic
Reference Scholey JM, Ou G, Snow J, Gunnarson A. Intraflagellar transport motors in Caenorhabditis elegans neurons. Biochem Soc Trans. 2004 Nov32(Pt 5):682-4. p.682 left column top paragraphPubMed ID15493987
Primary Source Orozco JT, Wedaman KP, Signor D, Brown H, Rose L, Scholey JM. Movement of motor and cargo along cilia. Nature. 1999 Apr 22 398(6729):674.PubMed ID10227290
Comments Researchers developed an in vivo motility assay for visualizing the movement of these IFT (IntraFlagellar Transport) motors and the corresponding IFT-particle subunits at rates of the order of 1 µm/s within sensory cilia of living animals (primary source)
Entered by Uri M
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