Molecular motors are able to
convert the chemical energy released from nucleotide hydrolysis into
mechanical work. This chemomechanical coupling exhibits some universal features
and has to satisfy several
thermodynamic constraints in the form of balance conditions
for the possible enzymatic
pathways or motor cycles
In fact, molecular motors with several catalytic domains are governed by
several competing motor cycles as has been explicitly shown for kinesin
and myosin V .
Two elastically coupled molecular motors are governed by rather complex chemomechanical networks, which involve, however, only two parameters in addition to those that describe the kinetics of a single motor .
Allosteric control of kinesin's motor domain by tubulin: a molecular dynamics study.
Allosteric control of kinesin's motor domain by tubulin ... - Supporting Information
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 16, 6189-6198 (2014).
Dwell time distritubutions of the molecular motor myosin V.
PLoS ONE 8, e55366 (2013)
Network complexity and parametric simplicity for cargo transport by two molecular motors.
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Chemomechanical coupling and motor cycles of myosin V.
Chemomechanical coupling ... of myosin V - Supporting Information.
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Impact of slip cycles on the operation modes and efficiency of molecular motors.
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Energy conversion by molecular motors coupled to nucleotide hydrolysis.
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Operation modes of the molecular motor kinesin.
Phys. Rev. E 79, 011917 (2009).
Dwell time distributions for kinesin's mechanical steps.
EPL 82, 28011 (2008).
Chemomechanical coupling of molecular motors: Thermodynamics, network representations, and balance conditions.
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Chemomechanical coupling of molecular motors ... - Erratum.
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Kinesin's network of chemomechanical motor cycles.
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Kinesin's network of chemomechanical motor cycles - Appendices.
Steady-state balance conditions for molecular motor cycles and stochastic nonequilibrium processes.
EPL 77, 50002 (2007).
Molecular motor traffic: From biological nanomachines to macroscopic transport.
Physica A 372, 34 - 51 (2006).
'Life is Motion': Multiscale motility of molecular motors.
Physica A 352, 53-112, (2005).
Molecular Motor Cycles: From ratchets to networks.
J. Stat. Phys. 110, 1141-1167 (2003).
Movements of molecular motors.
In "Biological Physics 2000" ed. by V. Sa-yakanit, L. Matsson, and H. Frauenfelder
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Universal aspects of the chemo-mechanical coupling for molecular motors.
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Molecular motors and stochastic models
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Molecular motors and nonuniform ratchets.
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