ATP-driven bio-machine

Daisuke Inoue, Arif Md Rashedul Kabir, Kazuki Sada, Jian Ping Gong, Akira Kakugo

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Biomolecular motor systems microtubule/kinesin, actin/myosin are constituent components of biological power unit, which can perform mechanical work by converting chemical energy obtained from hydrolysis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The biomolecular motors are organized into highly complex and ordered structures as observed in muscle, stress fiber, contractile ring which exhibit various functions. Performance of these natural machines are much attractive compared to man-made machine. Therefore, to utilize the advantage of these natural machines biological motors have been proposed as the building blocks of ATP-driven bio-machine. In this chapter, different methodologies for designing biomolecular motor based bio-machines through non-equilibrium self-organization process are described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Actuators
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Modeling, Applications, and Future Perspectives
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9784431547679
ISBN (Print)4431547665, 9784431547662
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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