A rotary biomotor: Structure, characteristics and regulation

Nobunori Kami-ike, Seishi Kudo, Yukio Magariyama, Shin ichi Aizawa, Hirokazu Hotani

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Abstract

To analyze the motor function of a bacterial cells, a laser dark-field microscopy technique is developed by which high-speed rotation of a single flagellum can be measured. A method is proposed to hold a single bacterial cell body at the tip of a glass micropipette so that it is possible to change the membrane voltage by applying electric pulses through the micropipette and simultaneously measure the rotation rate. It is demonstrated that the flagellar motor rotation can be controlled by an external electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1788-1789
Number of pages2
Editionpt 4
ISBN (Print)0780302168
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 1991 Oct 311991 Nov 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 4
Volume13
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
CityOrlando, FL, USA
Period91/10/3191/11/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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