These authors contributed equally to this work.
A Polysaccharide-Based Container Transportation System Powered by Molecular Motors†
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2009
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 724–727, January 18, 2010
How to Cite
Tsuchiya, Y., Komori, T., Hirano, M., Shiraki, T., Kakugo, A., Ide, T., Gong, J.-P., Yamada, S., Yanagida, T. and Shinkai, S. (2010), A Polysaccharide-Based Container Transportation System Powered by Molecular Motors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 49: 724–727. doi: 10.1002/anie.200904909
This work was supported by Grant of Molecular and System Life Science, and Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research A (20245036) from MEXT of the Japanese Government.
- Issue published online: 13 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2009
- Manuscript Received: 2 SEP 2009
- MEXT of the Japanese
- host–guest systems;
- molecular motors;
A valuable cargo: Polysaccharides (β-1,3-glucans) act as a host compound to various nanomaterial cargoes such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. The cargo packed in the host container is transported on the rail (F-actin) by wheels and a molecular motor (myosin) attached to the container (see picture). This artificial system is inspired by a container transportation system based on the motion of vesicles in biological cells.