Research team reconstructs motor-cargo complex for ciliary transport: How to start a nanomotor?

Most people have never heard of them, and yet every living being needs them to survive: fine protrusions of cells known as cilia. They allow sperm to move, form fine protective hairs in the lungs and play a crucial role in the differentiation of organs in embryos. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now reconstructed the protein complex responsible for transport within cilia, which plays a decisive role in their functioning. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)