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Title: DYNAMICS OF MOTOR PROTEINS= A MONTE CARLO SIMULATION
Authors: Asmamaw, Asrat
Advisors: Dr. Tatek Yergou
Keywords: MOTOR PROTEINS
adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
Copyright: Jun-2011
Date Added: 6-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: Motor proteins are mechanochemical enzymes that convert energy released by adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis into either linear or rotary movement. Motor proteins: kinesin, myosin and dynein, that perform active movements along cytoskeletal laments drive the long=range transport of vesicles, organelles, and other types of cargo in biological cells. In this Monte Carlo simulation study, based on the recent experimental results and existing theoretical models, a lattice model to study the dynamics of non=interacting motor proteins each transporting a cargo and a new bead=spring model to study the collective dynamics of interacting motor proteins transporting cooperatively a common cargo are proposed and studied. ix
Description: A THESIS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3654
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