Dyneins - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128094709, 9780128097014


2nd Edition

Dynein Mechanics, Dysfunction, and Disease

Editors: Stephen King
eBook ISBN: 9780128097014
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128094709
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th November 2017
Page Count: 530
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Dyneins: Structure, Biology and Disease, Second Edition, offers a broad view of dyneins mechanics, dysfunction, and disease, providing an overview of dyneins from structure and function, to dysfunction and disease.

Since the first edition, enormous strides have been taken in understanding dynein structure, its organization in the axoneme, single molecule motor mechanics, and the consequences of defects for human biology, disease, and development.

To account for these enormous strides, the second edition is extensively revised. Additionally, the coverage has expanded from 24 to 42 chapters, and is now housed in two volumes. Much of the expanded coverage occurs in Volume 2 which focuses on dynein dysfunction and disease, such as the role of dynein and cancer.

Volume 1 covers the history and evolution of dyneins, dyneins in ciliary biology, and cytoplasmic dynein biology, while Volume 2 covers the structure and mechanics of dynein motors and dynein dysfunction and disease.

Key Features

  • Presents a broad-based and up-to date view of dynein mechanics, dysfunction, and disease
  • Contains approaches from genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics discussed
  • Provides companion website with movies of dynamic cell behavior
  • Includes extensive chapters written by leading, global experts


Cell biologists, developmental biologists, molecular biologists, geneticists, biophysicists, and clinical researchers who are working in the field of dyneins, and more generally, cilia

Table of Contents

I. Structure and Mechanics of Dynein Motors
1. Electron microscopy of isolated dynein complexes and the power stroke mechanism (Oiwa, Sakakibara and Furuta)
2. Mechanism and regulation of dynein motors (Schmidt and Carter)
3. Structural analysis of dynein intermediate and light chains (Williams, Siglin, Lightcap and Dawn)
4. Biochemical purification of axonemal and cytoplasmic dyneins (Inaba)
5. Single molecule dynein motor mechanics in vitro (Yildiz)
6. Biophysical properties of dynein in vivo (Shubeita, Reddy and Gross)
7. Mechanics of bidirectional cargo transport. (Hancock)
8. Chemical probes for dynein (Steinman and Kapoor)
9. Computational modeling of dynein activity and the generation of flagellar beating waveforms (Geyer, Sartori, Jülicher and Howard)

II. Dynein Dysfunction and Disease
10. Impacts of virus-mediated manipulation of host dynein (Milev, Yao, Berthoux and Mouland)
11. Use of mouse genetics to probe cytoplasmic dynein function (Terenzio, Koley, Fisher and Fainzilber)
12. Cytoplasmic dynein and its regulators in neocortical development and disease (Doobin and Vallee)
13. Cytoplasmic dynein dysfunction and neurodegenerative disease (Moughamian and Holzbaur)
14. Dynein dysfunction as a cause of primary ciliary dyskinesia and other ciliopathies (Loges and Omran)
15. Severe skeletal abnormalities caused by defects in retrograde intraflagellar transport dyneins (Schmidts and Mitchison)
16. Ciliary dynein dysfunction as a consequence of chronic alcohol exposure. (Price, Yang, Sisson and Wirschell)
17. Dynein-based motility of pathogenic protozoa (Imhof and Hill)
18. Dynein axonemal light chain 4: involvement in congenital mirror movement disorder (Vincent)
19. Does dynein influence the non-Mendelian inheritance of chromosome 17 homologues in male mice? (Pilder)


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About the Editor

Stephen King

Stephen M. King is Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is also director of the electron microscopy facility. He has studied the structure, function and regulation of dyneins for over 30 years using a broad array of methodologies including classical/molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, NMR structural biology and molecular modeling, combined with cell biological approaches, imaging and physiological measurements.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biophysics Director, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Connecticut Health Center

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