Protein motor F 1 as a model system for fluctuation theories of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics

Kumiko Hayashi, Ryunosuke Hayashi

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Abstract

F 1-ATPase (F 1) is a rotary motor protein in which the rotor γ subunit rotates in the α 3β 3 ring hydrolyzing adenosine-5′-triphosphate (ATP). Several fluctuation theories of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics have been applied recently to the single-molecule experiments on F 1. For example, the fluctuation theorem, a recent achievement in the field of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, has been suggested to be useful for measuring the rotary torque of F 1. In this paper, we introduce F 1 as a good biological model for experimentally testing the theories of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1241001
JournalFluctuation and Noise Letters
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep

Keywords

  • Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
  • protein motor
  • single-molecule experiment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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