The Kinesin Superfamily Handbook: Transporter, Creator, Destroyer

1st Edition

Claire Friel

CRC Press
May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 192 Pages - 10 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138589568 - CAT# K386663

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This book brings together current information on the families that make up the kinesin superfamily of molecular motors in one comprehensive text; an ideal reference for researchers looking to make comparisons between different families, for specific information on a family, or simply for an overview of the kinesin superfamily.

Information is clearly structured and grouped according to individual families and organized in a standardized way, allowing the reader to search and retrieve information on this large superfamily of molecular motors and understand how its individual members carry out a diverse variety of cellular functions.


  • The first book dedicated to the entire kinesin superfamily
  • Enables a fuller understanding of this family of proteins which is becoming an increasing focus of research due to its involvement in diseases such as cancer, neuropathies and ciliopathies.
  • Written in a manner accessible to a range of researchers in the life and medical sciences, including biophysicists, biochemists, and medical researchers.


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