Controlling the kinetics of interaction between microtubules and kinesins over a wide temperature range using the deep-sea osmolyte trimethylamine N-oxide†
Trimethylamine N-oxide is found to be effective in regulating the interaction between microtubules and kinesins over a wide temperature range. The lifetime of the motility of microtubules on kinesins at high temperatures is prolonged using trimethylamine N-oxide. The activation energy of microtubule motility is increased by trimethylamine N-oxide. Prolonged operation at high temperatures decreased the activation energy of MT motility despite the increase in concentration of trimethylamine N-oxide.