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Powering an Inorganic Nanodevice with a Biomolecular Motor

Science  24 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5496, pp. 1555-1558
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5496.1555

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Abstract

Biomolecular motors such as F1–adenosine triphosphate synthase (F1-ATPase) and myosin are similar in size, and they generate forces compatible with currently producible nanoengineered structures. We have engineered individual biomolecular motors and nanoscale inorganic systems, and we describe their integration in a hybrid nanomechanical device powered by a biomolecular motor. The device consisted of three components: an engineered substrate, an F1-ATPase biomolecular motor, and fabricated nanopropellers. Rotation of the nanopropeller was initiated with 2 mM adenosine triphosphate and inhibited by sodium azide.

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