An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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Dynein: A protein with adenosine triphosphate activity from cilia.

Science, 149, 424-426, 1965.

IN 1963 Gibbons discovered a novel protein on microtubules. In 1965 he purified two regions of the protein, known as its two "arms" and named the protein dynein. This protein converts the chemical energy stored in ATP to mechanical work, and is responsible for transporting any cell particle or element that needs to be moved from point A to point B. This paper includes very high resolution electron photomicrographs of dynein.

(Thanks to Juan Weiss for this reference and its interpretation.) 

Subjects: BIOLOGY › Cell Biology, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Motor Proteins, BIOLOGY › MOLECULAR BIOLOGY › Protein Structure