AFM protein–protein interactions within the EcoR124I molecular motor

Aneta E. Sikora, James R. Smith, Sheelagh A. Campbell, Keith Firman
  • Soft Matter, January 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c2sm07213k

Measuring forces between proteins with an atomic force microscope

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

What is it about?

We have used an atomic force microscope to measure the forces between proteins that form a molecular motor that moves DNA.

Why is it important?

Measuring forces between proteins is useful for in the construction of nanodevices.


Dr James R Smith
University of Portsmouth

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