New concept of microtubule dynamics and microtubule motor movement and new model of chromosome movement in mitosis.

  • M V Semënov
  • Published 1996 in Journal of theoretical biology
In this study, microtubules are regarded as polymers with positive free surface energy. The dynamics of such polymers is complex, consisting of equilibrium, non-equilibrium, and one-directional processes. This view of microtubules enables us to propose a new model of microtubule dynamics both in vitro and in vivo, and to draw a new conclusion on the role of… CONTINUE READING