Motor protein regulation

Definition

Motor protein regulation is the process by which molecular motors moving along cytoskeletal filaments are regulated, enabling them to perform multiple functions in the cell. The mechanisms governing this regulation are preserved across structurally diverse protein families.

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    A curious peak in the distribution describing stochastic switching in bacterial motility had researchers confounded. But a careful study performed under varying mechanical conditions has now revealed that the breaking of detailed balance is to blame.

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    Physics provides new approaches to difficult biological problems: a plausible mathematical model of how cilia and flagella beat has been formulated, but it needs to be subjected to rigorous experimental tests.

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