sas 16(8): e3

Research Article

Gliding Movements of Microtubule Driven by Kinesin Motors under External Force: Steering and Detachment

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262537,
        author={Takahiro Nitta and Kouki Kawauchi},
        title={Gliding Movements of Microtubule Driven by Kinesin Motors under External Force: Steering and Detachment},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Self-Adaptive Systems},
        volume={2},
        number={8},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={SAS},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={kinesin, microtubule, gliding assay, simulation, external control},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262537}
    }
    
  • Takahiro Nitta
    Kouki Kawauchi
    Year: 2016
    Gliding Movements of Microtubule Driven by Kinesin Motors under External Force: Steering and Detachment
    SAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262537
Takahiro Nitta1,*, Kouki Kawauchi1
  • 1: Gifu university
*Contact email: nittat@gifu-u.ac.jp

Abstract

Kinesin and microtubule have been utilized for applications, such as molecular communication. In this paper, we describe a computer simulation which reproduced movements of microtubules gliding over kinesin-coated glass surfaces under external force. The simulation qualitatively reproduced experimental results of microtubule movements under external force. This simulation would enable understanding of details of the gliding movements of microtubules under external force.