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A Metal Switch to Control Motor Proteins, Dartmouth College Study


3/19/2013 7:44:52 AM

Molecular motor proteins inside the body, called kinesins, are a lot like the motor in your car. The molecular motors convert stored chemical energy into specific conformational changes, which lead to various movements in cells, analogous to the way a car engine converts the energy of gasoline combustion into torque generation, which leads to tires rotating on an axle.

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