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Computational modelling of the collective stochastic motion of Kinesin nano motors

Authors
  • Jamali, Yousef
  • Foulaadvand, M. Ebrahim
  • Tabar, H. Rafii
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jun 21, 2010
Submission Date
Jun 21, 2010
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

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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