Cellular biophysics: bacterial endospore, membranes and random fluctuation. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Purposeful motion of biological processes can be driven by Brownian motion of macromolecular complexes with one-sided binding biasing movement in one direction: a Brownian ratchet, now proposed to explain membrane motion during a phagocytosis-like process in bacteria.

publication date

  • December 19, 2006