Force{velocity Relations of a Two{state Crossbridge Model for Molecular Motors

  title={Force\{velocity Relations of a Two\{state Crossbridge Model for Molecular Motors},
  author={Erwin Frey},
{ We discuss the force-velocity relations obtained in a two-state crossbridge model for molecular motors. They can be calculated analytically in two limiting cases: for a large number and for one pair of motors. The eeect of the strain-dependent detachment rate on the motor characteristics is studied. It can lead to linear, myosin-like, kinesin-like and anomalous curves. In particular, we specify the conditions under which oscillatory behavior may be found. Understanding the molecular mechanism… CONTINUE READING


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