Deformation in cooperative molecular motors
European Physical Journal B
403 - 407
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We implement a model to represent the effect of the deformation of the backbone of a system of motor proteins while sliding on a track filament. This model incorporates a nearest neighbor interaction term among the motors for the deformation energy. Correlations induced by this term result in increased motor force for inter-particle distances small compared to the ratchet period.
Keywords87.15.-v Biomolecules: structure and physical properties
87.15.Aa Theory and modeling
87.16.Nn Motor proteins