Chapter 14. Motors

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch14

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) Motors, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch14

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • non-equilibrium dynamic structures;
  • self-assembling biological motors;
  • rotating crossbridge model;
  • nucleotide-binding pocket;
  • atomic force microscope (AFM);
  • extrusion nozzles;
  • Supramolecular springs;
  • scruin–actin system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Self-assembling Motility – Polymerisation of Actin and Tubulin

  • Parallelised Linear Stepper Motors – Striated Muscle

  • Rotatory Motors

  • Ratchet Models

  • Other Systems

  • Further Reading

  • Tutorial Question