Average collapse times <i>T</i><sub>coll</sub> as a function of scaled force with increasing number of filaments (<b><i>N</i></b>), for (a) actin filaments and (b) microtubules.

Abstract

<p>Blue and red curves are with hydrolysis () and without hydrolysis () respectively. The curves are plotted by scaling the force-axis with corresponding single-filament stall forces. For , the numerically obtained values of single-filament stall forces are pN for actin, and pN for microtubule. While, for , the corresponding single-filament stall forces are obtained from the formula (see <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0114014#pone.0114014-vanDoorn1" target="_blank">[27]</a>) – these are pN for actin, and pN for microtubule. Parameters are taken from <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0114014#pone-0114014-t001" target="_blank">Table 1</a>. The ATP/GTP concentrations are for actin, and for microtubules.</p

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