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Three Dimensional Reconstructions of Motor Proteins

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Created 06/29/2000

This image represents three-dimensional reconstructions of a microtubule (green) decorated with single headed kinesin (white) and an actin filament (red) decorated with single headed myosin (white). The three-dimensional maps were created using cryo-electron microscopy and helical reconstruction techniques. The maps are shown against a background of a fluorescently stained image of a dividing cell taken on a light microscope. The image was produced using Analyze, SoftImage and Adobe Photoshop in the VMIL.


  • Janet Hanlon , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Abel Lin , Scripps Institute
  • Bridget Carragher , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Steve Rogers , ITG, Beckman Institute
  • Ron Milligan , Scripps Institute
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