Muscle proteins as high speed nano transporters on micro patterns

Yumi Yoshida, Togo Shimozawa, Takayuki Nishizaka, Shin'ichi Ishiwata, Shoji Takeuchi

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a biohybrid nano transporting device using muscle proteins of actin and myosin. These proteins are patterned on a glass substrate by a Parylene lift off process. A nano fluorescent particle was attached onto an actin filament by biotin-avidin interactions. We found that the actin filament is sufficiently flexible, so it can turn back at the edge of the pattern and is confined moving upon the micro patterns. The velocity of the transportation was around 4 μm/s, which was about 40 times faster than that of kinesin and microtubule we used in MEMS2005 [1a]. This technique is useful for high speed transportation or actuation of MEMS/NEMS devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
    Pages134-137
    Number of pages4
    Volume2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems - Istanbul
    Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

    Other

    Other19th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
    CityIstanbul
    Period06/1/2206/1/26

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Yoshida, Y., Shimozawa, T., Nishizaka, T., Ishiwata, S., & Takeuchi, S. (2006). Muscle proteins as high speed nano transporters on micro patterns. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) (Vol. 2006, pp. 134-137). [1627754]