Active patterning and asymmetric transport in a model actomyosin network.

  title={Active patterning and asymmetric transport in a model actomyosin network.},
  author={Shenshen Wang and Peter G. Wolynes},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={139 23},
Cytoskeletal networks, which are essentially motor-filament assemblies, play a major role in many developmental processes involving structural remodeling and shape changes. These are achieved by nonequilibrium self-organization processes that generate functional patterns and drive intracellular transport. We construct a minimal physical model that incorporates the coupling between nonlinear elastic responses of individual filaments and force-dependent motor action. By performing stochastic… 
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