Kinesin-8s: Motoring and depolymerizing

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Kinesins conventionally act as molecular motor proteins that translocate along microtubules. However, several kinesins also control microtubule polymerization dynamics. New work shows that the yeast kinesin-8 Kip3p has a unique combination of plus-end motor and plus-end depolymerase activities. These activities facilitate the positioning of the mitotic spindle at the cell cortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalNature Cell Biology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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