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    Comparing Kinesin and Dynein

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    If you were comparing the molecular structure of kinesin and dynein, which part (heads or tails) would you expect to be most similar between them? Why?

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    Both kinesin and dynein are motor proteins implicated in the movement of vesicles along microtubules, but in opposite directions - kinesin is a (+)-end motor protein and dynein is a (-)-end motor protein.

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    This job focuses on comparing kinesin and dynein.