BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Fig 4

Review Article

Poorly Understood Aspects of Striated Muscle Contraction

Figure 4

Optical trap system with actin filaments captured on two dielectric beads (optical traps) to which forces may be applied by a focused beam of near-infrared light. The actin filament held in the traps will interact with a single myosin motor on a third bead.

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