The stepping motor protein as a feedback control ratchet

@article{Bier2007TheSM,
  title={The stepping motor protein as a feedback control ratchet},
  author={Martin Bier},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={301-7}
}
It is explained how going from a one headed motor protein to a stepping two headed motor protein is equivalent to going from a stochastically flashing ratchet to a feedback control ratchet. Both these ratchets have been well studied in the literature and their speeds and efficiencies are briefly reviewed. Next it is shown how a feedback control ratchet mechanism model can account for very accurate recent data obtained on kinesin. Finally, the role of internal friction in the operation of… CONTINUE READING

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