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GE0102-UNIT 4

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Unit 4 Mechanochemistry
Molecular Machines/Motors
Properties of ATP-based Protein Molecular Machines
The F0F1-ATP Synthase Motors
Coupling and Coordination of Motors
The Bacterial Flagellar Motor 
Flagellar motor structure
Cytoskeleton
Monday 9 May 2011
 
Molecular Machines/Motors
 Molecular machines can be defined as devices that can produce useful work through the interaction of individual molecules at the molecular scale of length.
 A convenient unit of measurement at the molecular  scale would be a nanometer. Hence, molecular machines also fall into the category of nanomachines.
 As our knowledge and understanding of thesenumerous machines continues to increase, we now  see a possibility of using the natural machines, or creating synthetic ones from scratch, by mimicking nature.
 
Monday 9 May 2011
 
Different types of molecular machines. These machines used by naturefor force generation and motion.
They convert chemical energy intomechanical force via conformational changes.
Monday 9 May 2011

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