The role of the Kinesin-13 family protein TbKif13-2 in flagellar length control of Trypanosoma brucei.
Bottom Line: However, using gene deletion and overexpression of TbKif13-2 we show that, in procyclic T. brucei, this kinesin has only a very limited effect on flagellar length.This is in contrast to studies in Leishmania major, where overexpression of the TbKif13-2 homologue resulted in a significant length reduction of the flagellum.In conclusion, we show that TbKif13-2 has only a marginal impact on flagellar length in T. brucei.
Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK.Show MeSH
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Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, UK.