Engineered, harnessed, and hijacked: synthetic uses for cytoskeletal systems.

@article{Goodman2012EngineeredHA,
  title={Engineered, harnessed, and hijacked: synthetic uses for cytoskeletal systems.},
  author={Brian S. Goodman and Nathan D. Derr and Samara L Reck-Peterson},
  journal={Trends in cell biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={
          644-52
        }
}
Synthetic biology re-imagines existing biological systems by designing and constructing new biological parts, devices, and systems. In the arena of cytoskeleton-based transport, synthetic approaches are currently used in two broad ways. First, molecular motors are harnessed for non-physiological functions in cells. Second, transport systems are engineered in vitro to determine the biophysical rules that govern motility. These rules are then applied to synthetic nanotechnological systems. We… CONTINUE READING
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