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Santos, Jamie E.; Franosch, Thomas; Parmeggiani, Andrea; Frey, Erwin (13. October 2005): Renewal processes and fluctuation analysis of molecular motor stepping. In: Physical Biology, Vol. 2, No. 3: pp. 207-222


We model the dynamics of a processive or rotary molecular motor using a renewal processes, in line with the work initiated by Svoboda, Mitra and Block. We apply a functional technique to compute different types of multiple-time correlation functions of the renewal process, which have applications to bead-assay experiments performed both with processive molecular motors, such as myosin V and kinesin, and rotary motors, such as F1-ATPase