Actin and Myosin

ID #1574

Which organelles can move by themselves, and which need to be moved along by actin-myosin interactions?


None of the organelles have an innate ability to move themselves. They need motor proteins embedded in their membranes to be able to move on a cytoskeletal element. If you intend to move along an actin filament, you need to have myosin in your membrane. Other movement (in fact, the bulk of vesicle and organelle movement) is done on microtubules.

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