Average velocity of GUV (giant unilamellar vesicle)

Value 0.09 μm/sec Range: ±0.06 μm/sec
Organism Unspecified
Reference Leduc C et al., Cooperative extraction of membrane nanotubes by molecular motors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Dec 7 101(49):17096-101. p.17098 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15569933
Method "[Researchers] used fluorescence videomicroscopy to follow the growth of single tubes (Fig. 1A). The fluorescence intensity and, therefore, the distribution of motors along the tube are inhomogeneous, especially at the tip, where an excess of fluorescence can be seen..."
Comments "The average velocity, calculated over 20 different experiments where a single tube was pulled from the GUV, was 0.09±0.06µ/s for an average membrane tension of 2?10^-4N/m."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109128