Weak Ergodicity Breaking of Receptor Motion in Living Cells Stemming from Random Diffusivity

  title={Weak Ergodicity Breaking of Receptor Motion in Living Cells Stemming from Random Diffusivity},
  author={Carlo Manzo and Juan A Torreno-Pina and Pietro Massignan and G John Lapeyre and Maciej Lewenstein and Maria F. Garcia Parajo},
  journal={Physical Review X},
Molecular transport in living systems regulates numerous processes underlying biological function. Although many cellular components exhibit anomalous diffusion, only recently has the subdiffusive motion been associated with nonergodic behavior. These findings have stimulated new questions for their implications in statistical mechanics and cell biology. Is nonergodicity a common strategy shared by living systems? Which physical mechanisms generate it? What are its implications for… 

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