Models of protein linear molecular motors for dynamic nanodevices

Fulga, Florin, Nicolau, Jr, Dan V., & Nicolau, Dan V. (2009) Models of protein linear molecular motors for dynamic nanodevices. Integrative Biology, 1(2), p. 150.

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Protein molecular motors are natural nano-machines that convert the chemical energy from the hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate into mechanical work. These efficient machines are central to many biological processes, including cellular motion, muscle contraction and cell division. The remarkable energetic efficiency of the protein molecular motors coupled with their nano-scale has prompted an increasing number of studies focusing on their integration in hybrid micro- and nanodevices, in particular using linear molecular motors. The translation of these tentative devices into technologically and economically feasible ones requires an engineering, design-orientated approach based on a structured formalism, preferably mathematical. This contribution reviews the present state of the art in the modelling of protein linear molecular motors, as relevant to the future design-orientated development of hybrid dynamic nanodevices. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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ID Code: 80291
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1039/b814985b
ISSN: 1757-9708
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Mathematical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Royal Society of Chemistry
Deposited On: 19 Jan 2015 05:49
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 00:34

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