Molecular Motors: Theory
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Evolution has created a class of proteins that have the ability to convert chemical energy into mechanical force. Some of these use the free energy of nucleotide hydrolysis as fuel, while others employ ion gradients. Some are “walking motors,” others rotating engines. Some are reversible; others are unidirectional. Could there be any common principles among such diversity?
KeywordsSample Path Langevin Equation Load Force Protein Motion Detailed Balance
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