I actually am much better at keeping updates going out on FriendFeed. I don't know how long FriendFeed will be around, but for now it is still working OK and is an easier platform for posting information and discussing. So, I am going to embed a FriendFeed post below that describes Andy Maloney's latest results with the microtubule gliding assay for kinesin-1. He has worked very hard for two years, and along with Larry Herskowitz has produced a robust and efficient system for studying microtubule gliding speeds in the gliding assay. I am really proud of both of them for the system they've produced!
Below will be the FriendFeed update, and here are some relevant links:
- First chapter of Andy Maloney's open dissertation.
- Readme file for our gliding assay open data (all of our data is public domain).
- Our channel on youtube, which shows a lot of the gliding assay videos.
- Andy's Instructubles page for how to build the objective heater for temperature stabilization.
- Andy's preprint on surface passivation effects in the gliding assay (submitted to PLoS ONE, revision to be submitted this week).
- Larry's preprint on a kinetic model for kinesin-1 (submitted to PLoS ONE, revision to be submitted within a month).