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2022 YouTube Film Festival: The Workhorse of the Cell

Image: Kinesin, via Discovery Institute.

From May 22-31, the Center for Science & Culture at Discovery Institute is running a film festival on YouTube to highlight some of its top videos. Each day, we’ll highlight a different video. Would you help us make more videos by donating to our “Be a Movie Producer” campaign?

Today we feature 3-D animation of the kinesin molecular machines inside our cells. It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and this animation is a great example. Masterpieces of microengineering, kinesins move cellular materials to their correct locations so they can perform their functions. Kinesins have two feet, or “globular heads,” that literally walk, one foot over another. Kinesins can carry cargo many times their own size.