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

Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510.
Genomics (Impact Factor: 2.79). 09/1994; 22(3):660-1. DOI: 10.1006/geno.1994.1447
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ABSTRACT 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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