Weitz Group @ Georgia Tech Theoretical Ecology and Quantitative Biology

Cytoplasmic diffusion: molecular motors mix it up

Posted by Zack
Mon, 11/23/2009

This paper says that diffusion in eukaryotic cells cannot just be describe by Brownian Thermal Motion. It suggests that molecular motors, such as Myosin II, create a constant agitation in the cytoplasm that pushes the diffusion outside the limits of thermal motion.