Biointerphases

Journal for Biophysical Chemistry

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Bio-inspired track-walking molecular motors (Perspective)

  • Zhisong Wang1
Biointerphases20105:50300063

https://doi.org/10.1116/1.3484906

Received: 28 June 2010

Accepted: 10 August 2010

Published: 14 December 2010

Abstract

The emerging field of artificial track-walking molecular motors is reviewed. The author attempted to clarify the scientific and technological challenges that face the field. A comprehensive mechanistic diagram for molecular walkers was introduced, thereby the directions and possible routes for future development were suggested. a) This paper is part of an In Focus section on Biointerphase Science in Singapore, sponsored by Bruker Optik Southeast Asia, IMRE, the Provost's Office and School of Materials Science and Engineering of Nanyang Technological University, and Analytical Technologies Pte Ltd.