publication . Preprint . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Mathematical modeling of molecular motors

Keller, Peter;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
  • Country: Germany
Amongst the many complex processes taking place in living cells, transport of cargoes across the cytosceleton is fundamental to cell viability and activity. To move cargoes between the different cell parts, cells employ Molecular Motors. The motors operate by transporting cargoes along the so-called cellular micro-tubules, namely rope-like structures that connect, for instance, the cell-nucleus and outer membrane. We introduce a new Markov Chain, the killed Quasi-Random-Walk, for such transport molecules and derive properties like the maximal run length and time. Furthermore we introduce permuted balance, which is a more flexible extension of the ordinary revers...
arXiv: Quantitative Biology::Subcellular Processes
free text keywords: Institut für Mathematik, ddc:510, msc:60G17, msc:60G40, msc:60J10, msc:60J27, msc:60J28
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