Supported by Hewlett-Packard
This Two-Day Discussion Meeting addresses our current understanding of the molecular mechanisms of processive motors. The aim is to catalyse a dialogue between experimentalists and theorists interested in this fast-moving scientific area.
Processive molecular motors are critical for a wide variety of life functions and recent advances in experimental techniques and theoretical approaches have contributed greatly to our understanding of their molecular mechanism; e.g. experimental observations and theory on the stepping mechanism of myosin V and conventional kinesin. We now need to define new, experimentally testable, models and ideas for how processive motors "walk" along their cellular tracks.