Functions and Future Applications of F1 ATPase as Nanobioengine – Powering the Nanoworld!
Nano Hybrids, Vol. 5, (2013) pp. 33-53
22 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 5, 2013
Recent nanotechnological revolution mandates astonishing imagination about future nanoworld. Nature has ability to create nanobiomolecules which can function in extraordinary way which can be used to produce nano hybrid systems. The opportunity to use such nanobiomolecules in combination of nanomechanical systems for development of novel nano hybrid systems for their various applications needs to explore in further nanotechnological development. F1 ATPase is a subunit of ATP synthase, which is one of the biomolecular structure works on the plasma membrane of the living cell. The reversible function of F1 ATPase gives a counterclockwise rotation of γ shaft by hydrolyzing ATP and the energy released in the form of rotational torque. This rotational torque of F1 ATPase can be used to power the functional movement of nanodevice. This feature article discusses comparisons of various biomolecular motors for their powering capacities, recent developments, presents new discoveries, experimentations on F1 ATPase and its novel imaginary futuristic applications where F1 ATPase could be used as nanobioengine for powering functional nanoworld.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Nanobiomolecules, Nanomechanical, F1 ATPase, Nanobioengine
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