Stiffness of the molecular motor myosin-5

Value 0.25 pN/nm Range: 0.1 pN/nm
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference C Veigel, S Schmitz, F Wang, and JR Sellers. Load-dependent kinetics of myosin-V can explain its high processivity. Nat. Cell Biol., 7:861–869, 2005.PubMed ID16100513
Method Single myosin V molecule in dumbbell assay.
Comments Stiffness depends on whether the motor is bound with one or with two heads.
Entered by Melanie JI Muller
ID 104759