Description

This volume examines a number of different molecular motors that utilize ATP. The molecular machines to be discussed include ATP synthase, myosin, kinesin, DNA helicases, DNA topoisomerases, chaperones and bacterial rotory motors. The discussion of these various molecular motors is rarely undertaken in one volume and will serve as a great resource for scientists studying structure and function of multiprotein complexes as well as those working on energy coupling mechanisms. The areas of research presented in this volume do not normally overlap, and yet they share common mechanisms.

Key Features

This volume examines a number of different molecular motors that utilize ATP. The molecular machines to be discussed include ATP synthase, myosin, kinesin, DNA helicases, DNA topoisomerases, chaperones and bacterial rotory motors. The discussion of these various molecular motors is rarely undertaken in one volume and will serve as a great resource for scientists studying structure and function of multiprotein complexes as well as those working on energy coupling mechanisms. The areas of research presented in this volume do not normally overlap, and yet they share common mechanisms.

Readership

Biochemists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, biophysicists, and microbiologists

Table of Contents

The ATP synthase Mechanics of unconventional myosins Muscle contraction Motor proteins of the kinesin superfamily The bacterial rotary motor

Details

No. of pages:
468
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080521510
Print ISBN:
9780121227241

About the editors

Fuyuhiko Tamanoi

Professor Fuyu Tamanoi works at the Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the University of California.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

David Hackney

Affiliations and Expertise

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.