Thursday, January 13, 2011

Myosin dancing on actin

Those of you who remember biochemistry, however vaguely, may recall learning about the sliding dance of myosin over actin filaments, a funky sequence of molecular machinations that allow for cells to move.

Turns out, some scientists have caught this sequence on camera:

Original citation from: N. Kodera et al., Nature, 468:72-6, 2010 via The Scientist.

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