The control of ciliary beat frequency

Peter Satir, Kurt Barkalow, Toshikazu Hamasaki

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Ciliary movement is powered by axonemal dynein. This article considers how a signal transduction cascade initiated at the cell membrane may activate outer dynein arms to change the velocity of microtubule sliding and the swimming speed of ciliated cells. For Paramecium, a critical event in the cascade is the cAMP-dependent phosphorylation of a 29 kDa polypeptide that is associated with the outer dynein arm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology


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