Molecular Motors

Methods and Protocols

  • Christophe Lavelle

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1805)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bidisha Sinha, Arikta Biswas, Gautam V. Soni
    Pages 1-29
  3. Membrane Motors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Nicolas J. Delalez, Judith P. Armitage
      Pages 33-49
    3. Ganna O. Krasnoselska, Thomas Meier
      Pages 51-71
  4. Cytoskeletal Motors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Guillaume Romet-Lemonne, Bérengère Guichard, Antoine Jégou
      Pages 75-92
    3. Ruth F. Sommese, Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
      Pages 93-101
    4. Keith J. Mickolajczyk, William O. Hancock
      Pages 123-138
    5. Sara M. Wichner, Ahmet Yildiz
      Pages 139-149
    6. L. Gardini, A. Tempestini, F. S. Pavone, M. Capitanio
      Pages 151-184
    7. Matthew Batchelor, Marcin Wolny, Marta Kurzawa, Lorna Dougan, Peter J. Knight, Michelle Peckham
      Pages 185-211
  5. Nucleic Acids Motors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Annick Lesne, Jean-Marc Victor, Edouard Bertrand, Eugenia Basyuk, Maria Barbi
      Pages 215-232
    3. Seung-Jae Lee, Salman Syed, Taekjip Ha
      Pages 233-250
    4. Pauline Dupaigne, Eliana Moreira Tavares, Olivier Piétrement, Eric Le Cam
      Pages 251-270
    5. Diego I. Cattoni, Jean-Bernard Fiche, Antoine Le Gall, Marcelo Nollmann
      Pages 271-289
    6. Belén Martínez-García, Antonio Valdés, Joana Segura, Silvia Dyson, Ofelia Díaz-Ingelmo, Joaquim Roca
      Pages 291-300
    7. Koan Briggs, Gada Al-Ani, Allen Eastlund, Christopher J. Fischer
      Pages 333-347
    8. Johanna Ludwigsen, Nicola Hepp, Henrike Klinker, Sabrina Pfennig, Felix Mueller-Planitz
      Pages 349-370
    9. Farzin Haque, Hui Zhang, Shaoying Wang, Chun-Li Chang, Cagri Savran, Peixuan Guo
      Pages 423-450
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 451-452

About this book


This volume expands on the previous edition with a more extensive look at molecular motors and their roles in muscle contractions, vesicle transport, flagellar beating, chromosome segregation, and DNA replication and repair. The chapters in this book are divided into three parts: Part One looks at membrane motors, such as the bacterial flagellar rotary motor; Part Two discusses cytoskeletal motors, such as kinesin and myosin; and Part Three talks about nucleic acid motors, such as DNA polymerases, helicases, and nucleosome remodelers. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Molecular Motors: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition is a valuable resource for (bio)physicists and molecular/cellular biologists whose research delves into the mechanisms at work in cells and the motors which power them.


ATP hydrolysis vesicle transport flagellar beating chromosome segregation myosins kinesins polymerases helicases nucleoplasm cytoplasm

Editors and affiliations

  • Christophe Lavelle
    • 1
  1. 1.National Museum of Natural History, CNRS UMR7196 / INSERM U1154ParisFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8554-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8556-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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