Electrical control of kinesin-microtubule motility using a transparent functionalized-graphene substrate

Eunji Kim, Kyung Eun Byun, Dong Shin Choi, Dong Jun Lee, Duck Hyung Cho, Byung Yang Lee, Heejun Yang, Jinseong Heo, Hyun Jong Chung, Sunae Seo, Seunghun Hong

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Abstract

We report a new strategy to selectively localize and control microtubule translocation via electrical control of microtubules using a microfabricated channel on a functionalized-graphene electrode with high transparency and conductivity. A patterned SU-8 film acts as an insulation layer which shields the electrical field generated by the graphene underneath while the localized electric field on the exposed graphene surface guides the negatively charged microtubules. This is the first report showing that functionalized graphene can support and control microtubule motility.

Original languageEnglish
Article number195102
JournalNanotechnology
Volume24
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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Kim, E., Byun, K. E., Choi, D. S., Lee, D. J., Cho, D. H., Lee, B. Y., Yang, H., Heo, J., Chung, H. J., Seo, S., & Hong, S. (2013). Electrical control of kinesin-microtubule motility using a transparent functionalized-graphene substrate. Nanotechnology, 24(19), [195102]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/24/19/195102