Special Issue "Muscle Contraction Mechanism, Motor Proteins Function and Molecular Aspects of Water"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2008).
Interests: ATP hydrolysis-driven motor proteins; biochemical and biophysical approaches to examining mechanisms by which protein-protein interactions lead to large conformational changes resulting in translational or rotational motion; structure and function of the photosynthetic F1-ATPase motor protein
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Interests: muscles; interactions between actin and myosin; biochemical approach to determine the proximity of actin to myosin; physico-chemical approach to measure the orientation of myosin in vivo; molecular biology approach (cloning mutants of myosin) to establish the role of various amino acid residues in muscle functions
Interests: musculoskeletal biomechanics; muscle mechanics; mechanisms of contraction; joint biomechanics; osteoarthritis; clinical biomechanics; sport biomechanics
Leading Papers and Reviews:
- Geeves, M.A.; Holmes, K.C. The molecular mechanism of muscle contraction. Fibrous Proteins: Muscle and Molecular Motors. Advances in Protein Chemistry 2005, 71, 161.
- Smith, N.P.; Barclay, C.J.; Loiselle, D.S. The efficiency of muscle contraction. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 2005, 88, 1-58. (Download this paper)
- Widdas, W.F.; Baker, G.F. Biological energy sources: The surface energy and the physical chemistry of water. Examples from studies on muscle contraction. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 50, 591-608. Suppl. S 2004.
- Other useful references. ( E-Mail: [email protected])
- muscle contraction mechanism
- motor proteins
- cell motility
- actin-myosin ATPase
- physical chemistry of water
- water solitons
- hydraulic compression
- ATP hydrolysis
- cytoplasm steaming
- Brownian motor
- actin motors
- microtubule motors
- plant specific motors
- transport of proteins and vesicles
- RNA polymerase
- Fokker-Planck equation
- Monte Carlo method
- molecular dynamics
- brownian motor
- optical tweezers
- magnetic tweezers