The Kin I kinesins are microtubule end-stimulated ATPases

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The Kin I kinesins are microtubule-destabilizing enzymes important for neuronal transport, spindle assembly, and chromosome segregation. Hunter et al. (2003) now show that the Kin I MCAK is a microtubule end-stimulated ATPase that can catalytically depolymerize MT's.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalMolecular Cell
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


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  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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