Force: A new structural control parameter?

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

STRUCTURE, CURRENT BIOLOGY LTD, Volume 4, Number 8, 34-42 CLEVELAND STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND W1P 6LB, p.885-889 (1996)

Keywords:

ADHESION; DNA; ELASTICITY; FLUCTUATIONS; MECHANICS; MICROSCOPY; MODELS; MOLECULES; MOTION; TRANSCRIPTION

Abstract:

Recent technical developments that allow precise force measurements on single molecules, together with numerical simulations of biomolecules under stress, offer new insight into how stress affects molecular interactions, and how large the force developed by a travelling enzyme such as RNA polymerase can be.