Tag: molecular motors
Walking Wonder: More to Appreciate About Kinesin, the “Workhorse of the Cell”
In our video, this molecular motor appears to walk slowly and deliberately, but remember: the narrator says it can take a hundred steps a second.
Cells Use Loop Extrusion to Keep DNA Optimized
A paper illustrates the action of DNA loop extrusion processes, which serve multiple functions to maintain the genome, with an interesting graphic: gears.
Repentant Biology Journal Offers a Weak Rebuttal to Its Own Pro-ID Fine-Tuning Paper
The authors close by quoting Carl Sagan’s famous adage that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” Do they offer that kind of evidence?
Appreciating the Design of Human Muscles
It is likely that no further improvement in muscle power can be achieved by increasing the density of packing of the myosin motors.
Researchers Find that in Cells, Trains Run on Time
Man-made railways can’t come close to the efficiency and flexibility of those at work inside your body right now.