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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