Functionalization of silicon nanowires with Actomyosin motor protein for bioinspired nanomechanical applications

Kyung Eun Byun, Kwang Heo, Sojung Shim, Heon Jin Choi, Seunghun Hong

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Silicon nanowires (Si-NWs) are functio-nalized with heavy meromyosin (HMM) and dispersed in aqueous solution. HMM-functionalized Si-NWs (see image) support the linear motion of actin filaments over 100-mm-long distances without any confining physical barrier. The ballistic nature of actomyosin motion on functionalized Si-NWs is qualitatively different from their diffusive motion on two-dimensional substrates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2659-2664
Number of pages6
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 4


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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