dynein

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dynein

 [di´ne-in]
a protein from the microtubules of cilia and flagella, which functions as an ATP-splitting enzyme and is essential to the motility of cilia and flagella.

dyn·ein

(dīn'ēn),
A protein associated with motile structures that exhibits adenosine triphosphatase activity; it forms "arms" on the outer microtubules of cilia and flagella. It functions as a molecular motor.
See also: tubulin, dynein arm.
[dyne + protein]

dynein

(dī′nēn′, -nē-ĭn)
n.
Any of a group of motor proteins that move along microtubules and are involved in intracellular transport of organelles and movement of cilia and flagella.

dyn·ein

(dīn'ēn)
A protein associated with motile structures, exhibiting adenosine triphosphatase activity; it forms "arms" on the outer tubules of cilia and flagella.
See also: tubulin
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A recent survey of axonemal proteins in plant genomes revealed that the genes for axonemal dyneins, radial spoke proteins and central pair proteins have been completely lost, although a set of flagellar proteins is conserved and expressed in pollen cells, suggesting their role in the formation of male gametes.
(2002) Functional diversity of axonemal dyneins as studied in Chlamydomonas mutants.