Discrete Ratchet Models

  • Philipp O. J. SchererEmail author
  • Sighart F. Fischer
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


Simplified molecular motor models describe the motion of the protein as a hopping process combined with a cyclical transition between internal motor states. We discuss a linear model with two internal states and derive the velocity–force relation.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physikdepartment T38Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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