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A non-nucleoside triphosphate for powering kinesin-microtubule motility with photo-tunable velocity

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Abstract

Three non-nucleoside triphosphates, one containing an azobenzene moiety, power a kinesin-microtubule system with high motile activity, with an observed maximum velocity of almost half of that obtained with ATP. The cistrans photoisomerization of the azobenzene unit allows reversible and repeated control over the motile properties of kinesin.

Graphical abstract: A non-nucleoside triphosphate for powering kinesin-microtubule motility with photo-tunable velocity

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The article was received on 03 Aug 2013, accepted on 30 Aug 2013 and first published on 30 Aug 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45933K
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 9935-9937
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    A non-nucleoside triphosphate for powering kinesin-microtubule motility with photo-tunable velocity

    N. Perur, M. Yahara, T. Kamei and N. Tamaoki, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 9935
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC45933K

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