Tug-of-war between two elastically coupled molecular motors: a case study on force generation and force balance.

Abstract

Intracellular transport is performed by molecular motors that pull cargos along cytoskeletal filaments. Many cellular cargos are observed to move bidirectionally, with fast transport in both directions. This behaviour can be understood as a stochastic tug-of-war between two teams of antagonistic motors. The first theoretical model for such a tug-of-war, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c6sm01853j

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