Molecular Motors

Molecular Motors

Editor(s): Manfred Schliwa

Published Online: 27 APR 2004

Print ISBN: 9783527305940

Online ISBN: 9783527601509

DOI: 10.1002/3527601503

About this Book

The latest knowledge on molecular motors is vital for the understanding of a wide range of biological and medical topics: cell motility, organelle movement, virus transport, developmental asymmetry, myopathies, and sensory defects are all related to the function or malfunction of these minute molecular machines. Since there is a vast amount of information on motor mechanisms and potential biomedical and nanobiotechnological applications, this handbook fulfills the need for a collection of current research results on the functionality, regulation, and interactions of cytoskeletal, DNA, and rotary motors. Here, leading experts present a concise insight, ranging from atomic structure, biochemistry, and biophysics to cell biology, developmental biology and pathology. Basic principles and applications make this book a valuable reference tool for researchers, professionals, and clinicians alike - all set to become a "classic" in the years to come.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Basic Principles of Motor Design

  2. Part 2: Mechanochemistry

  3. Part 3: Functional Implications

  4. Part 4: Motors in Disease

    1. Chapter 19

      Myosin Myopathies (pages 471–495)

      John P. Konhilas and Leslie A. Leinwand

  5. Part 5: Beyond Biological Applications

    1. Chapter 23

      Synthetic Molecular Motors (pages 559–577)

      Richard A. van Delden, Matthijs K.J. ter Wiel, Nagatoshi Koumura and Ben L. Feringa

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