Coupling between switching regulation and torque generation in bacterial flagellar motor.

@article{Bai2012CouplingBS,
  title={Coupling between switching regulation and torque generation in bacterial flagellar motor.},
  author={Fan Bai and Tohru Minamino and Zhanghan Wu and Keiichi Namba and Jianhua Xing},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={108 17},
  pages={
          178105
        }
}
The bacterial flagellar motor plays a crucial role in both bacterial locomotion and chemotaxis. Recent experiments reveal that the switching dynamics of the motor depend on the rotation speed of the motor, and thus the motor torque, nonmonotonically. Here we present a unified mathematical model which treats motor torque generation based on experimental torque-speed curves and the torque-dependent switching based on the conformational spread model. The model successfully reproduces the observed… 

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