Elasticity of a semiflexible filament with a discontinuous tension due to a cross-link or a molecular motor.

@article{Razbin2016ElasticityOA,
  title={Elasticity of a semiflexible filament with a discontinuous tension due to a cross-link or a molecular motor.},
  author={Mohammadhosein Razbin and Panayotis Benetatos and Annette Zippelius},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  year={2016},
  volume={93 5},
  pages={
          052408
        }
}
We analyze the stretching elasticity of a wormlike chain with a tension discontinuity resulting from a Hookean spring connecting its backbone to a fixed point. The elasticity of isolated semiflexible filaments has been the subject in a significant body of literature, primarily because of its relevance to the mechanics of biological matter. In real systems, however, these filaments are usually part of supramolecular structures involving cross-linkers or molecular motors, which cause tension… 

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