Actin-Based Molecular Motors for Cargo Transportation in Nanotechnology— Potentials and Challenges

  title={Actin-Based Molecular Motors for Cargo Transportation in Nanotechnology\&\#8212; Potentials and Challenges},
  author={Alf M{\aa}nsson and Mark Sundberg and Richard Bunk and Martina Balaz and Ian A. Nicholls and P{\"a}r Omling and Jonas O. Tegenfeldt and Sven T{\aa}gerud and Lars Montelius},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging},
Here, we review the use of actin-based motors, (myosins; e.g., the molecular motor of muscle) in nanotechnology. The review starts from the viewpoints of the molecular motors as being important devices responsible of cargo transportation in the cell and end in discussions about their employment in nanotechnological applications. First, we describe basic biophysics of the myosin motors with focus on their involvement in cargo transportation in the living cell, leading us over into a discussion… 

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