A model for processivity of molecular motors

Abstract

We propose a two-dimensional model for a complete description of the dynamics of molecular motors, including both the processive movement along track filaments and the dissociation from the filaments. The theoretical results on the distributions of the run length and dwell time at a given ATP concentration, the dependences of mean run length, mean dwell time and mean velocity on ATP concentration and load are in good agreement with the previous experimental results.

DOI: 10.1088/1009-1963/13/9/036

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@inproceedings{Xie2003AMF, title={A model for processivity of molecular motors}, author={Ping Xie and Shuo-Xing Dou and Peng-ye Wang}, year={2003} }