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Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis

Kinesin-5 Structure, Cell Division and Cancer

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Caption: Kinesin-5 plays a crucial role in cell division by allow microfilaments to slide past each other. The kinesin-5 structure shows a central rod connecting two motor units that walk along microfilaments in opposite directions. The structure shows how this protein works, and reveals possible sites for new cancer drugs to attack.

Credit: Andy Fell, UC Davis

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