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motor protein

n.
A protein, such as myosin, that converts chemical energy into mechanical energy, generating force that powers cell movement and the transport of substances and organelles within cells.

motor protein

protein that moves along a surface, propelled by the energy of adenosine triphosphate hydrolysis.

IMMT

A gene on chromosome 11p15.5 that encodes mitofilin (mitochondrial inner membrane protein), an ATP-driven motor protein primarily expressed in muscle, which interacts with cytoskeletal components.
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The team determined that this protein is a specialized form of an omnipresent housekeeping protein called clathrin, which is known to be instrumental in moving proteins between cellular compartments.