Comparative statistical mechanics of myosin molecular motors in rat heart, diaphragm and tracheal smooth muscle.

PURPOSE Statistical mechanics establishes a link between microscopic properties of matter and its bulk properties. A. Huxley's equations (1957) [1] provide the necessary phenomenological formalism to use statistical mechanics. METHODS We compared statistical mechanics in rat diaphragm in tetanus (tet; n=10) and twitch (tw; n=12) modes, in heart in twitch… CONTINUE READING