Dual Transport Systems Based on Hybrid Nanostructures of Microtubules and Actin Filaments

Authors

  • Dong Shin Choi,

    1. Department of Nano Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
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  • Kyung-Eun Byun,

    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
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  • Seunghun Hong

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    2. WCU Program, Department of Biophysics and Chemical Biology, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    3. Department of Nano Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea
    • Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151–747, Korea.
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Abstract

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Microtubule–actin filament hybrid nanostructures are constructed with the help of biotin and streptavidin binding. The hybrid nanostructure exhibits motility on both kinesin- and myosin-coated surfaces. Trajectory analysis shows that the hybrid nanostructures move like microtubules when on kinesin and like actin filaments when on myosin.

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