Internal lever arm model for Myosin II

  title={Internal lever arm model for Myosin II},
  author={Andr{\'a}s Bib{\'o} and Mih{\'a}ly Kov{\'a}cs and Gy{\"o}rgy K{\'a}rolyi},
Motor proteins are special enzymes capable of transforming chemical energy into mechanical work. One of the best known motor proteins belongs to the family of myosins found in eukaryotic tissues. The most studied — and first discovered — type of myosin is the skeletal muscle myosin (myosin II) which is the motor protein responsible for the contraction of muscle tissue. In the present study we propose an overdamped visco-elastic rigid body model, linked with springs, for myosin II, where an… CONTINUE READING


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