New publication in Elife with new optical tweezer data on molecular motors

The Vaziri Group recently published in Elife how non-catalytic motor domains enable processive movement and functional diversification of the kinesin-14 Kar3. These findings provide an example for a non-conventional translocation mechanism and can explain how Kar3 substitutes for key functions of Dynein in the yeast nucleus.

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C. Mieck, M. Molodtsov, K. Drzewicka, B. van der Vaart, G. Litos, G. Schmauss, A. Vaziri, S. Westermann
Non-catalytic motor domains enable processive movement and functional diversification of the kinesin-14 Kar3
eLife 10.7554/eLife.04489 (Download)