Kinesin-5 Structure, Cell Division and Cancer (video) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Loading video... 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 Usage Restrictions May be used with acknowledgement of the source. Share Print E-Mail 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.