Force generation by polymerizing microtubules

  • Dogterom M
  • Janson M
  • Faivre-Moskalenko C
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Abstract

Abstract. Polymerization ratchets formed by the assembly of actin filaments and microtubules are possibly the simplest realizations of biological thermal ratchets. A variety of experimental evidence exists that significant forces are generated by these processes, but quantitative ...

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Authors

  • M. Dogterom

  • C. Faivre-Moskalenko

  • A. Van der Horst

  • J. W.J. Kerssemakers

  • C. Tanase

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