Influence of boundary conditions on stochastic movement of biological molecular motors

Milada Krejčová, Miroslav Holeček


The aim of this work is to show the use of statistical physics in biomechanics, especially for modelling a muscle on molecular level. To approximate stochastic (Markovian) evolution in the spatial variable of muscle configuration, we solve the Fokker-Planck equation with the use of the Wang-Peskin-Elston algorithm. The approach is used for numerical simulation in MATLAB of the system time development with different boundary conditions.


statistical physics; biomechanics; molecular motors; Fokker-Planck equation; WPE algorithm

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DOI: 10.24132/acm.2018.461