Characteristic sizes of linear and rotary molecular motors

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Organism Various
Reference Rospars JP, Meyer-Vernet N. Force per cross-sectional area from molecules to muscles: a general property of biological motors. R Soc Open Sci. 2016 Jul 20 3(7):160313. doi: 10.1098/rsos.160313. p.5 table 2PubMed ID27493785
Primary Source See refs beneath table
Comments P.4 paragraph above bottom: "For molecular motors the tensions were calculated from the published values (measured force or for rotary motors, torque and lever arm, tables 2 and ​and 3 BNID 112931) with the area A calculated from the volume V of the motor (with the order-of-magnitude approximation A = V^(2/3), table 2), except for a few elongated shapes (pilus and spasmoneme) for which [investigators] estimated A from the diameter of the molecular assembly. For myosin, A was estimated from the head of the molecule." P.10 bottom paragraph to p.30 top paragraph: "The characteristic sizes of molecular motors are given in the table 2. All data (species, taxonomic group, motor type, motor function, motor description, cell or body mass M, comment on M, specific tension f, temperature, reference) are gathered in table 3 for molecular motors and table 4 for non-molecular motors. In table 3, f was calculated from the measured force or torque given in the references cited and the cross-sectional area and lever arm given in table 2. The statistics on f are summarized in table 5." See note above table. Scroll down to 2nd page beneath table to see abbreviations
Entered by Uri M
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