Aakash Basu

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Many ribosomes simultaneously move on the same messenger RNA (mRNA), each synthesizing separately a copy of the same protein. In contrast to the earlier models, here we develop a "unified" theoretical model that not only incorporates the mutual exclusions of the interacting ribosomes, but also describes explicitly the mechanochemistry of each of these(More)
Molecular motors are macromolecular complexes which use some form of input energy to perform mechanical work. The filamentary tracks, on which these motors move, are made of either proteins (e.g., microtubules) or nucleic acids (DNA or RNA). Often, many such motors move simultaneously on the same track and their collective properties have superficial(More)
Many ribosomes simultaneously move on the same messenger RNA (mRNA), each separately synthesizing the protein coded by the mRNA. Earlier models of ribosome traffic represent each ribosome by a " self-propelled particle " and capture the dynamics by an extension of the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process (TASEP). In contrast, here we develope a(More)
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