motor protein

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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.

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.