A polysaccharide-based container transportation system powered by molecular motors

Youichi Tsuchiya, Tomotaka Komori, Minako Hirano, Tomohiro Shiraki, Akira Kakugo, Toru Ide, Jian Ping Gong, Sunao Yamada, Toshio Yanagida, Seiji Shinkai

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    Abstract

    A valuable cargo: Polysaccharides (β-1,3glucans) act as a host compound to various nanomaterial cargoes such as single-walled carbon nanotubes. The cargo packed in the host container is transported on the rail (F-actin) by wheels and a molecular motor (myosin) attached to the container (see picture). This artificial system is inspired by a container transportation system based on the motion of vesicles in biological cells. (Figure Presented).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)724-727
    Number of pages4
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Volume49
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 18 2010

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Catalysis
    • Chemistry(all)

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