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Nematic and polar order in active filament solutions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16485924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a microscopic model of interacting polar biofilaments and motor proteins, we characterize the phase diagram of both homogeneous and inhomogeneous states in terms of experimental parameters. The polarity of motor clusters is key in determining the organization of the filaments in homogeneous isotropic, polarized, and nematic states, while motor-induced bundling yields spatially inhomogeneous structures.
A Ahmadi; T B Liverpool; M C Marchetti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2005-12-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1539-3755     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Publication Date:  2005 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-20     Completed Date:  2006-04-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136452     Medline TA:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  060901     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Microfilaments / chemistry*,  ultrastructure
Models, Chemical*
Models, Molecular*
Molecular Motor Proteins / chemistry*
Myosins / chemistry*,  ultrastructure
Phase Transition
Protein Conformation
Static Electricity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Molecular Motor Proteins; 0/Solutions; EC

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