Kinesin is a motor protein that drives intracellular transport by stepping along microtubules in a hand-over-hand manner. Advanced dark-field microscopy has made it possible to capture the gait of this motor with unprecedented resolution.
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Peterman, E. Kinesin's gait captured. Nat Chem Biol 12, 206–207 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.2038