Tag Archives: molecular dynamics

Are there differences in structural and mechanical properties of R15, R16 and R17 spectrin domains?

Spectrin is a cytoskeletal protein that plays an important role in maintenance of plasma membrane integrity and cytoskeletal structure. It determines the strength, mechanical stability and capacity for deformation of cells. Spectrin forms a reverse parallel heterodimer

Understanding how light fueled molecular motors induce motion in the surrounding medium

Similarly to their macroscopic counterparts, molecular motors can be defined as extremely small motors, that provided with a source of fuel perform mechanical work. The key is in the large scale difference: the motor is represented by