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Video of myosin V movement along actin

Video of myosin V movement along actin

This site is an all round starting point for myosin interests with links to the myosin researchers. The range includes molecular biology, cell biology, and muscle versus non-muscle myosin structures and functions.

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Nancy J. Pelaez
Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)
20 years ago
As an example of how technology enables a powerful approach to science teaching,
this URL links directly to some of the most respected research on myosins. The
organization of knowledge displayed here about myosins is clearly outlined in a
way that is superior to any published textbook. Such a resource suggests to me
that the role of textbooks must change as we come to rely more on Web pages for
the status of current knowledge in Biology.

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The gif animation showing movement of myosin along the actin filament takes a
few minutes to download using a slow modem - but then the animation takes off
and keeps going! One question remains: Does this animation represent myosin
motion in general, or does it, perhaps, display an artifact from the conditions
used to create these images. Such a question should motivate future students to
enter the fascinating field of myosin research!!!