The Lis1 Clutch

For Wednesday Brian Thomas writes Scientists Discover New Molecular Motor ‘Clutch’. The gist is that we have a protein, dynein, which is known to be regulated in some fashion by another protein, Lis1, and a new paper in Cell that describes how that works – you can find a pdf of the paper and some pretty pictures on the website of one of the authors. They describe the process as analogous in some way to a clutch, and you can see where this is going can’t you? Continue reading