High-resolution single-molecule kinesin assays at kHz frame rates

Keith J. Mickolajczyk, William O. Hancock

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This chapter describes methods for high-speed, unloaded, in vitro single-molecule kinesin tracking experiments. Instructions are presented for constructing a total internal reflection dark-field microscope (TIRDFM) and labeling motors with gold nanoparticles. An AMP-PNP unlocking assay is introduced as a specialized means of capturing processive events in a reduced field of view. Finally, step-finding tools for analyzing high frame-rate tracking data are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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