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Theory of Nonequilibrium Free Energy Transduction by Molecular Machines.

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Summary of "Theory of Nonequilibrium Free Energy Transduction by Molecular Machines."

Biomolecular machines are protein complexes that convert between different forms of free energy. They are utilized in nature to accomplish many cellular tasks. As isothermal nonequilibrium stochastic objects at low Reynolds number, they face a distinct set of challenges compared with more familiar human-engineered macroscopic machines. Here we review central questions in their performance as free energy transducers, outline theoretical and modeling approaches to understand these questions, identify both physical limits on their operational characteristics and design principles for improving performance, and discuss emerging areas of research.

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Name: Chemical reviews
ISSN: 1520-6890
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