kinesin

noun

ki·​ne·​sin ki-ˈnē-sən How to pronounce kinesin (audio)
: an ATPase similar to dynein that functions as a motor protein in the intracellular transport especially of cell organelles and molecules (as mitochondria and proteins) along microtubules

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“Kinesin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kinesin. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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