Molecular motors: thermodynamics and the random walk.

  title={Molecular motors: thermodynamics and the random walk.},
  author={Neil Thomas and Yasuhiro Imafuku and Katsuhisa Tawada},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={268 1481},
The biochemical cycle of a molecular motor provides the essential link between its thermodynamics and kinetics. The thermodynamics of the cycle determine the motor's ability to perform mechanical work, whilst the kinetics of the cycle govern its stochastic behaviour. We concentrate here on tightly coupled, processive molecular motors, such as kinesin and… CONTINUE READING