Artificial molecular motors

Running on information

An autonomous chemically driven artificial molecular machine uses information acquired by allosteric interactions combined with an exergonic reaction to know which way to go.

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Figure 1: Cycle diagram for the chemically driven information ratchet reported by Leigh and colleagues.
Figure 2: Triangle reaction description of the molecular motor of Leigh and colleagues.

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Astumian, R. Running on information. Nature Nanotech 11, 582–583 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2016.98

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