• Corpus ID: 12831775

Traffic Dynamic Instability

  title={Traffic Dynamic Instability},
  author={Louis Reese and Anna Melbinger and Erwin Frey},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
Here we study a driven lattice gas model for microtubule depolymerizing molecular motors, where traffic jams of motors induce stochastic switching between microtubule growth and shrinkage. We term this phenomenon \enquote{traffic dynamic instability} because it is reminiscent of microtubule dynamic instability [T. Mitchison and M. Kirschner, Nature 312, 237 (1984)]. The intermittent dynamics of growth and shrinking emerges from the interplay between the arrival of motors at the microtubule tip… 
1 Citations

Length regulation of microtubules by molecular motors: exact solution and density profiles

This work studies a microtubule (MT) model, whose length is regulated by the action of processive kinesin motors, and finds that the lengths of the MT are exponentially distributed in this parameter regime.



A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics

1. Aperitifs 2. Diffusion 3. Collisions 4. Exclusion 5. Aggregation 6. Fragmentation 7. Adsorption 8. Spin dynamics 9. Coarsening 10. Disorder 11. Hysteresis 12. Population dynamics 13. Diffusive

Phase transitions and critical phenomena

  • D. Landau
  • Physics
    Computing in Science & Engineering
  • 1999
The examination of phase transitions and critical phenomena has dominated statistical physics for the latter half of this century--there is a great theoretical challenge in solving special

Methods In Cell Biology

A: Math

  • Gen. 31, 6911
  • 1998

Biopolymers 6

  • 1
  • 1968

Interface Focus 4

  • 20140031
  • 2014

Interface Focus

    Nat. Cell Biol

    • Nat. Cell Biol
    • 2014

    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109

    • Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109
    • 2012

    Biophys. J

    • Biophys. J
    • 2011