Monthly Archives: December 2014

Molecular machines

Molecular machines are the dream of lot of chemists as I am.

We can mentioned the ATP synthase, composed of a rotor which turns thanks to a protons’ gradient and converted ADP plus P inorganic into ATP during the modification of  conformation of alpha beta units.

These videos are really nice to understand the process:

Also, The kinesin which transport protein walking with ” two feet” on microtubules. The energy provided from an ATP stock from kinesin

This video is also well illustrated: