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Computational modelling of the collective stochastic motion of Kinesin nano motors

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We have developed a two dimensional stochastic molecular dynamics model for the description of intra cellular collective motion of bio motors, in particular Kinesins, on a microtubular track. The model is capable or reproducing the hand-over-hand mechanism of the directed motion along the microtubule. The model gives the average directed velocity and the current of Kinesins along the microtubule. It is shown that beyond a certain density of Kinesins, the average velocity and current undergo notable decrease which is due to formation of traffic jams in the system.

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