A cytoskeletal apparatus is involved in the movement of vesicles, organelles, and gametes in the pollen tube. The function of microfilaments has been defined quite precisely, but the role of microtubules needs to be further clarified. On the basis of immunological and biochemical investigations, we have identified a polypeptide showing common properties with kinesin, a microtubule-based motor mainly described in nonplant tissues, in the pollen tube of Nicotiana tabacum. Like mammalian kinesin, the kinesin-immunoreactive homolog from Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes binds to mammalian microtubules in an AMP-PNP dependent manner. The kinesin-like component is likely to be involved in the movement of vesicular material in the growing pollen tube.

Tiezzi, A., Moscatelli, A., Cai, G., Bartalesi, A., & Cresti, M. (1992). An immunoreactive homolog of mammalian kinesin in Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes. CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON, 21(2), 132-137 [10.1002/cm.970210206].

An immunoreactive homolog of mammalian kinesin in Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes

CAI, GIAMPIERO;CRESTI, MAURO
1992

Abstract

A cytoskeletal apparatus is involved in the movement of vesicles, organelles, and gametes in the pollen tube. The function of microfilaments has been defined quite precisely, but the role of microtubules needs to be further clarified. On the basis of immunological and biochemical investigations, we have identified a polypeptide showing common properties with kinesin, a microtubule-based motor mainly described in nonplant tissues, in the pollen tube of Nicotiana tabacum. Like mammalian kinesin, the kinesin-immunoreactive homolog from Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes binds to mammalian microtubules in an AMP-PNP dependent manner. The kinesin-like component is likely to be involved in the movement of vesicular material in the growing pollen tube.
Tiezzi, A., Moscatelli, A., Cai, G., Bartalesi, A., & Cresti, M. (1992). An immunoreactive homolog of mammalian kinesin in Nicotiana tabacum pollen tubes. CELL MOTILITY AND THE CYTOSKELETON, 21(2), 132-137 [10.1002/cm.970210206].
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