Kinesin

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Kinesins typically consist of two large globular heads that allow attachment to microtubules, a central coiled region, and a region termed light-chain, which connects the kinesin to the intracellular component to be moved.

Kinesin and Dynein lie at the heart of Microtubule-Based Movement. These are termed Microtubule Associated Proteins (MAPs). These motor MAPs attach both to intracellular components, and to microtubles (MTs), and by moving along the MT they are able to transport the intracellular components, which could be organelles, or vesicles, to where they are required.

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