Localization of the human cytoplasmic dynein heavy chain (DNECL) to 14qter by fluorescence in situ hybridization

Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Genomics (Impact Factor: 2.28). 09/1994; 22(3):660-1. DOI: 10.1006/geno.1994.1447
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Dyneins are a group of microtubule-activated ATPases that serve to convert chemical energy into mechanical energy. They have been divided into two large subgroups, namely the axonemal and cytoplasmic dyneins. Cytoplasmic dynein has been implicated in a variety of other forms of intracellular motility, including retrograde axonal transport, protein sorting between apical and basolateral surfaces, and redistribution of organelles like endosomes and lysosomes. Our report is the first chromosomal localization of the human ctyoplasmic dynein heavy chain (DNECL). 7 refs., 1 fig.

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