Deformation in cooperative molecular motors
Department of Physics, Bilkent University, 06533, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey
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Revised: 31 May 2001
Published online: 15 August 2001
We implement a model to represent the effect of the deformation of the backbone of a system of motor proteins while sliding on a track filament. This model incorporates a nearest neighbor interaction term among the motors for the deformation energy. Correlations induced by this term result in increased motor force for inter-particle distances small compared to the ratchet period.
PACS: 87.15.-v – Biomolecules: structure and physical properties / 87.15.Aa – Theory and modeling; computer simulation / 87.16.Nn – Motor proteins
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