One-Dimensional Brownian Motion of Charged Nanoparticles along Microtubules: A Model System for Weak Binding Interactions

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Minoura, Itsushi ; Katayama, Eisaku ; Sekimoto, Ken ; Muto, Etsuko (2010)
  • Publisher: The Biophysical Society
  • Journal: Biophysical Journal, volume 98, issue 8, pages 1,589-1,597 (issn: 0006-3495)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2856184, doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.12.4323
  • Subject: Muscle, Motility, and Motor Proteins | Biophysics
    arxiv: Quantitative Biology::Subcellular Processes | Quantitative Biology::Biomolecules

Various proteins are known to exhibit one-dimensional Brownian motion along charged rodlike polymers, such as microtubules (MTs), actin, and DNA. The electrostatic interaction between the proteins and the rodlike polymers appears to be crucial for one-dimensional Browni... View more
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