Unconventional myosins: Anchors in the membrane traffic relay

Richard I. Tuxworth, Margaret A. Titus

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The family of unconventional myosins is ever growing and the functions attributed to them seem to expand in parallel. These actin-based motor proteins have been implicated in processes as seemingly diverse as endocytosis and exocytosis, the transport of organelles, in spermatogenesis and in neurosensory functions such as hearing and sight. A common myosin function may underlie them all - the regulation of intracellular membrane traffic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Actin
  • Intracellular transport
  • Unconventional myosins
  • Vesicle traffic


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