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Transport in a molecular motor system

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 December 2004

Michel Chipot
Affiliation:
Angewandte Mathematik, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. chipot@amath.unizh.ch.
Stuart Hastings
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA. sph+@pitt.edu.
David Kinderlehrer
Affiliation:
Center for Nonlinear Analysis and Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. davidk@andrew.cmu.edu.
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Abstract

Intracellular transport in eukarya is attributed to motor proteins that transduce chemical energy into directed mechanical energy. This suggests that, in nonequilibrium systems, fluctuations may be oriented or organized to do work. Here we seek to understand how this is manifested by quantitative mathematical portrayals of these systems.

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© EDP Sciences, SMAI, 2004

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