Kinesin-microtubule interactions (IMAGE) Hokkaido University Caption Microtubule, a cytoskeletal filament, may function as a mechano-sensor to regulate intracellular transport by its motor protein, kinesin. Tension, flexure, or compression in the microtubule filament slowed down the kinesin movement along the microtubule due to increased intermolecular interaction, as proved by the molecular dynamics simulation (Syeda Rubaiya Nasrin, Christian Ganser, et al. Science Advances. October 13, 2021). Credit Syeda Rubaiya Nasrin, Christian Ganser, et al. Science Advances. October 13, 2021 Usage Restrictions This image is copyrighted, but may be used to report this press release if credited as instructed. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.