Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays

In this post, I discuss different quantities that can be extracted from in vitro motility assay velocity distributions. I explain how the average velocity, the continuous sliding velocity, and the motile fraction relate to each other. There are two examples how these quantities change for different experimental effects in the motility assay. I close discussing different … Continue reading Motile fraction and actin velocity in in vitro motility assays

Actin and Tropomyosin Isoforms in Smooth Muscle Molecular Mechanics

Yesterday PLoS Computational Biology published one of our studies. At PLoS Computational Biology, they have the nice speciality of a 'friendly abstract', called the Author Summary. It is supposed to be accessible to a general (educated) audience. As PLoS is all open access, I will shamelessly and righteously copy and paste from our paper: Dependent … Continue reading Actin and Tropomyosin Isoforms in Smooth Muscle Molecular Mechanics