ZhETF, Vol. 119,
p. 199 (January 2001)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 92, No. 1,
available online at www.springer.com
PHYSICS OF THE ATPASE MOLECULAR MOTOR
Pikin S., Haase W.
Received: June 22, 2000
PACS: 87.16.Nn; 87.16.Dg; 64.70.Md
A physical description of rotary molecular motors is given. The fundamental relations between dynamical characteristics of the motors are found and their basic macroscopic parameters are evaluated. The role of molecular chirality is explained. The membrane nano-structure and the ionic subsystem are discussed more precisely as elements of the motors. The stochastic features of the thermal noise-assisted processes occurring in the motors are manifested.