Physical analysis of a processive molecular motor: the conventional kinesin
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We present a model that allows for the derivation of the experimentally accesible observables: spatial steps, mean velocity, stall force, useful power, efficiency and randomness, etc. as a function of the adenosine triphosphate concentration and an external load F. The model presents a minimum of adjustable parameters and the theoretical predictions compare well with the available experimental results.
CitationCiudad, A; Lacasta, A.M; Sancho, J.M. Physical analysis of a processive molecular motor: the conventional kinesin. "PHYSICAL REVIEW E". 2005, vol. 72, núm. 3, p. 1-6.