Robust quantization of a molecular motor motion in a stochastic environment.

  title={Robust quantization of a molecular motor motion in a stochastic environment.},
  author={Vladimir Y. Chernyak and Nikolai A. Sinitsyn},
  journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
  volume={131 18},
  • V. Chernyak, N. Sinitsyn
  • Published 16 June 2009
  • Physics, Medicine, Mathematics, Biology
  • The Journal of chemical physics
We explore quantization of the response of a molecular motor to periodic modulation of control parameters. We formulate the pumping-quantization theorem (PQT) that identifies the conditions for robust integer quantized behavior of a periodically driven molecular machine. Implication of PQT on experiments with catenane molecules are discussed. 
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