Mechanics of myosin motor: Force and step size

Ming Ya Jiang, Michael P. Sheetz

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How motor proteins induce mechanical movement at the molecular level has been a focus of biophysicists for a long time. While the whole picture is yet to be completely revealed, recent developments in looking at nanometer‐scale movement with millisecond‐time resolution driven by single motors have revealed important new details about the moving step size and amount of force generated per molecule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-532
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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