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Transport and self-organization across different length scales powered by motor proteins and programmed by DNA.

Abstract:

In eukaryotic cells, cargo is transported on self-organized networks of microtubule trackways by kinesin and dynein motor proteins. Synthetic microtubule networks have previously been assembled in vitro, and microtubules have been used as shuttles to carry cargoes on lithographically defined tracks consisting of surface-bound kinesin motors. Here, we show that molecular signals can be used to program both the architecture and the operation of a self-organized transport system that is based on...

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10.1038/nnano.2013.230

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Wollman, AJ More by this author
Sanchez-Cano, C More by this author
Carstairs, HM More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Journal:
Nature nanotechnology
Volume:
9
Issue:
1
Pages:
44-47
Publication date:
2014-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1748-3395
ISSN:
1748-3387
URN:
uuid:ccf2e082-9c00-4710-bee5-70f7267f300a
Source identifiers:
438658
Local pid:
pubs:438658

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