Quantum dot labeling strategies to characterize single-molecular motors.

@article{Nelson2011QuantumDL,
  title={Quantum dot labeling strategies to characterize single-molecular motors.},
  author={Shane R. Nelson and Mansour Y Ali and David M. Warshaw},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={778},
  pages={111-21}
}
Recent advances in single-molecule labeling and detection techniques allow high-resolution imaging of the motion of single molecules. Molecular motors are biological machines that convert chemical energy into mechanical work. Myosin Va (MyoVa) is a well-characterized processive molecular motor, essential for cargo transport in living organisms. Quantum dots (Qdots) are fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals that are extremely useful for single-molecule studies in biological sciences. High… CONTINUE READING