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Myosin Motor

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A team of biochemists uncovered evidence for biochemical design when they successfully measured for the first time the working stroke at high loads for the motor protein that drives muscle contraction. Using a novel x-ray-interference technique, the team found that the motor protein, myosin II, achieves its remarkable mechanical performance and wide range of operation by “automatically” shortening the stroke size and slowing down the stroke duration in proportion to the load that the muscle faces. Such amazing and exquisite design points to a supernatural Designer.

M. Reconditi, et al, “The Myosin Motor in Muscle Generates a Smaller and Slower Working Stroke at Higher Load,” Nature, 428 (2004), pp. 578-581.  

RTB article: Facts & Faith articles on biomolecular design; Facts for Faith article on biomolecular motors

RTB book: Origins of Life by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross

Subjects: Biochemical Design

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana