Transport characteristics of molecular motors

@article{Machura2008TransportCO,
  title={Transport characteristics of molecular motors},
  author={Lukasz Machura and Marcin Kostur and Jerzy Luczka},
  journal={Bio Systems},
  year={2008},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={
          253-7
        }
}
Properties of transport of molecular motors are investigated. A simplified model based on the concept of Brownian ratchets is applied. We analyze a stochastic equation of motion by means of numerical methods. The transport is systematically studied with respect to its energetic efficiency and quality expressed by an effective diffusion coefficient. We demonstrate the role of friction and non-equilibrium driving on the transport quantifiers and identify regions of a parameter space where motors… Expand
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